[Distutils] Design rationale for the egg format ?

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 06:25:28 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:

> As I said above, "it *also* scales better for performance" -- i.e., it's a
> secondary concern.


>  The #1 reason for separating metadata files is that it
> makes the addition of new metadata much easier than maintaining a single
> monolithic format.

Do you still think it is true today ? I am asking because AFAIK, there
aren't many packages besides setuptools which use those metadata ? I
don't mean to criticize the design, just to see if you would do things
differently today.



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