[Distutils] [buildout] improving zc.recipe.egg's README.txt

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Thu Aug 14 17:01:40 CEST 2008

El 14 Aug 2008, a las 16:49 , Tres Seaver escribió:
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> Chris Withers wrote:
>> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>>> El 14 Aug 2008, a las 13:24 , Chris Withers escribió:
>>>> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>>>>> pkg_resources (part of setuptools, documented on the setuptools
>>>>> homepage) abstract the access to data inside packages, no matter
>>>>> whether they're in a zipped egg or not.
>>>> Yeah, but it's the actual contents of setup.py that I want to show
>>>> given that this is supposed to be documentation ;-)
>>> setup.py is never part of an .egg file or directory.
>> um? then what *is* it part of? ;-)
> The source distribution (the .tar.gz file made by running 'setup.py  
> sdist').
> Eggs are binary distributions (made by running 'setup.py bdist_egg').

As Phillip Eby confirmed several times, .egg files are meant to be an  
installation format, not a distribution format (cf. [1]). Note that I  
distinguish .egg files from Eggs-the-concept (development eggs are  
eggs even though they don't come in .egg files, and I consider source  
distributions eggs as well if they have a setup.py and use setuptools).

[1] http://philikon.wordpress.com/2008/06/26/is-there-a-point-to-distributing-egg-files/#comment-34

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