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

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed Mar 14 17:42:18 CET 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Carl Meyer <carl at oddbird.net> wrote:
> 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).

Right.  It is only a replacement for use of eggs as a binary distribution
(not installation) format.


Jim Fulton

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