[Distutils] pypi and easy_install

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Jan 19 20:16:15 CET 2008

At 08:10 PM 1/19/2008 +0100, Giampaolo Rodola' wrote:
>Just another thing.
>I was wondering what do you think would be better to do as default.
>Using Python modules as default and spawn() as fall back or doing 
>the contrary?
>Maybe using spawn() as default would be better since original
>utilities should be faster than python modules.

I suppose that's a possibility, although the tarfile module doing the 
compression might be faster than separate tar and compress steps.

The other argument for using spawn() first would be that it's the 
least invasive and most backward-compatible change.

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