[Distutils] formencode as .egg in Debian ??

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Nov 24 16:14:04 CET 2005

At 01:44 PM 11/24/2005 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
>They only introduce more complexity, instead of bringing real features.

Please read the hundreds of kilobytes of messages I've already posted on 
this thread, and then when you're done, read these much shorter bits of 
documentation for some examples of the features they provide:






These are of course just the documentation for features that developers 
use, in order to create features of their own.  I know that Ian's SQLObject 
project adds SQL-related metadata to projects using these APIs, and a 
variety of projects use entry points.  The Chandler PIM will probably use 
project metadata for i18n stuff.

> > Obviously, every individual distribution would like to have Python 
> packages
> > conform to their individual system.  However, on the whole, it is clearly
> > better for the Python developer to have practical dependency management
> > that doesn't tie their efforts to a single platform, packaging system, or
> > distribution.
>And that's why there are things like dh_python to adapt python distutils
>installations to be compliant to the Debian way of things. However, eggs
>make it so complicated that the adaptation layer would be

As I said, you should probably read the hundreds of K already written in 
this thread before jumping to conclusions like that.

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