[Distutils] "Python Package Management Sucks"

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Oct 3 04:14:45 CEST 2008

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> -On [20081002 13:29], Josselin Mouette (joss at debian.org) wrote:
>> There’s definitely no problem with shipping them in an egg, as long as
>> it is possible to ship them at standard locations.
> Standard according to whom though?

I think the idea is to *define* a standard location
within the egg. An install tool is then free to extract
them out of the egg and put them somewhere else if it

There should also be an API for finding them (rather
than assuming they're still inside the egg) so that
the code that uses them can still find them if they've
been moved somewhere platform-specific.


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