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

Noah Gift noah.gift at gmail.com
Tue May 19 02:59:24 CEST 2009

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 12:59 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> At 08:34 PM 5/18/2009 -0400, David Lyon wrote:
>> Why not keep the .EGG_INFO files in the site-packages directory?
> That's where they go.  Each installed project has its own .egg-info
> subdirectory containing the listed files.  See the EggFormats documentation
> for details.  PEP 376 is just adding stdlib support for the .egg-info format
> defined by setuptools, and adding a new RECORD file to it.

But if this implementation is the same as eggs, then each egg directory is
then scanned and imported into sys.path, unlike normal packages which are
called via simple namespaces.

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