[Distutils] PEP 376 - critique - why more sub-directories within python aren't needed...

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue May 19 02:34:38 CEST 2009

Hi all,

I've just had a moment to read PEP-376..

I seriously question the need for a new .EGG_INFO directory...

Given that a typical site-packages directory doesn't have many
files in it anyway.

Typically, it will contain 20+ project/package subdirectories
or .EGG files/directories.

Why not keep the .EGG_INFO files in the site-packages directory?

It hardly has many files in it anyway.

It seems so much simpler to use site-packages and doesn't add 
any extra o/s overhead (yes - more directories does slow a 
system down - slowly - but surely).

>From a pure python perspective.. another directory isn't needed.

I think we could do a lot more to manage what we already 
have... before making new wholes for mess to go in.....


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