[Distutils] PEP 376 - critique - why more sub-directories within python aren't needed...
david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue May 19 02:34:38 CEST 2009
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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