[Distutils] Distutils functionality questions/clarifications...

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 11:27:59 CEST 2009

2009/6/3 Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com>:
> On 3 Jun, 2009, at 0:55, David Lyon wrote:
>>> Eggs? If so, there are well-documented discussions over why some
>>> people (myself included) don't like eggs.
>> in a nutshell though.. whats wrong with eggs as far as pywin32
>> is concerned?
> The aren't shown in the Add/Remove programs menu.  The same discussion can
> be had about eggs vs. rpms on Linux, and having a package that is recognized
> by the operating system package manager is very useful when managing a
> system.  Having all software managed by the same package manager makes live
> a lot easier when you need to inventory what software is installed on a
> system, and during upgrades.

Plus, the simple fact that there isn't an egg available for pywin32.
(Note: don't take that as a request for one - if one existed I
wouldn't use it for the reason mentioned by Ronald above). You'd have
to ask Mark Hammond why he doesn't produce one. It may be just because
his users don't want one, or there may be other reasons as well.


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