[Import-SIG] Fwd: Re: Proposal and questions about PEP 420

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun May 13 20:58:41 CEST 2012

On 13.05.2012 17:33, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> -1. It would create a very busy toplevel directory. There's a reason
> people nest directories...

Alas, thanks to egg files, we already have busy toplevel directories,
which extend into long sys.path lists. With this proposal, we would
still have busy toplevel directories, but shorter search path - while
maintaining the "remove this directory to uninstall" feature that
people apparently like about eggs.


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