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

Jeff Rush jeff at taupro.com
Tue May 19 04:22:38 CEST 2009

David Lyon wrote:
> 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.

;-) Mine has 213 files/directories, and I use virtualenv and buildout to keep
the number down.  I also use Gentoo Linux which has distro-packaged lots of
Python-based apps, leading to more entries in site-packages than might
otherwise be expected in a virtualenv/buildout environment.


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