[Distutils] packaging terminology confusion

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Jan 12 02:38:23 CET 2010

"David Lyon" <david.lyon at preisshare.net> writes:

> Just "CheesyComestible-1.2.3.egg"
> Eliminate : CheesyComestible-1.2.3.zip CheesyComestible-1.2.3.exe
> CheesyComestible-1.2.3.tar.gz CheesyComestible-1.2.3.bz2
> Unneccessary and confusing.

How are they unnecessary? There needs to be, at least, a difference
between the source package and the binary package. Further, you (IIRC)
have been arguing for Windows executable installers, which are
necessarily going to be different from either the source package or the
binary package for non-Windows systems.

All of them *are* “the package”, at a particular version, in different
and necessary forms.

 \      “It is the integrity of each individual human that is in final |
  `\        examination. On personal integrity hangs humanity's fate.” |
_o__)               —Richard Buckminster Fuller, _Critical Path_, 1981 |
Ben Finney

More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list