[Distutils] RFC: Binary Distribution Format for distutils2/packaging

Carl Meyer carl at oddbird.net
Wed Mar 14 17:38:58 CET 2012

On 03/14/2012 09:33 AM, PJ Eby wrote:
> Again, this raises the question: is .pbd a load-and-go format for
> distributing and *running* Python code, or is it just a way to bundle
> compiled extensions along with source code to simplify installation?  I
> worry that some folks in the conversation may be thinking one thing, and
> some folks the other.

I think it was already clarified that it is the latter - purely a
distribution format, intended for unzipped PEP-376 style installation,
not drop-in use. Which means that no, it isn't a full replacement for
eggs (I don't think that was the goal).


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