[Distutils] pkg_resources API use according to Nullege search engine

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Oct 1 16:48:41 CEST 2012

On Oct 01, 2012, at 07:35 AM, Vinay Sajip wrote:

>Yes, I find that odd, too. pkg_resources seems to extract files from zip into
>a cache folder, then returns filenames from the location in the cache; it
>seems a lot of trouble to go to just to be able to deliver a filename.

Darn handy though when interacting with some APIs which require filenames.

>In the Resource that I implemented in distlib, I have the "path" attribute of
>a resource which is analogous, though it's not directly usable as a file path
>for resources in a zip. However, since the resource is available as bytes or
>a stream, those applications which really need a filename (perhaps to pass to
>a third-party API which expects a filename) can handle that themselves,
>e.g. by saving the bytes to a temporary location and passing that to whatever
>needs a filename.

Why not provide this by distlib?


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