[Distutils] Design rationale for the egg format ?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Jun 15 01:01:08 CEST 2010

Paul Moore wrote:
> On 14 June 2010 07:59, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
>> - why does the filename encode some metadata (which python version if
>>the package contains extensions, platform specifier) ?
> I believe that this
> is so that the basic metadata can be obtained as part of an initial
> listdir()

It would also seem useful to be able to keep a collection
of versions of a package for different python configurations
in the same directory without their names clashing.


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