[Distutils] Experience of setuptools' cache design

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Jan 18 18:50:38 CET 2008

On Jan 18, 2008, at 12:32 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> At 10:13 AM 1/18/2008 -0500, Jim Fulton wrote:
>>  I would want some way to prevent it, especially in a
>> production environment.
> The only way to absolutely prevent it is to install things  
> unzipped.  And if you're going to do that, you might as well  
> use .egg-info style eggs, since that will give better runtime  
> performance.  That is, for an egg "foo-1.2-py2.5-platform.egg", you  
> would unzip its contents to the target directory and then rename the  
> extracted EGG-INFO directory to "foo-1.2-py2.5-platform.egg-info".


Can you briefly explain or provide a link to something that explains  
the performance improvement?


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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