[Distutils] PEP 376 up-to-date

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue May 26 15:51:16 CEST 2009

At 11:01 AM 5/26/2009 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>Just one point though:
>- do we want to scan egg-info directories that are *directly* added in
>sys.path ?

No.  Such a directory does not represent an importable egg on sys.path.

If you mean an .egg file or directory that's directly on sys.path, 
then that's a bit different.  Are you planning to support those?  In 
that event you would need another EggInfo subclass anyway, and you 
could have the directory (or "PathEntry", perhaps?) constructor 
simply wrap a single such EggInfo in that event.

Or, you can handle it the way pkg_resources does, which is to convert 
target paths into PEP 302 importer objects, and then use the 
importer's type to determine what sort of handler should be used for it.

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