[Python-Dev] how to easily consume just the parts of eggs that are good for you
p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 19:43:55 CEST 2008
On 08/04/2008, zooko <zooko at zooko.com> wrote:
> By the way, since I posted my proposal two weeks ago I have pointed a
> couple of Python hackers who currently refuse to use eggs at the URL:
> They both agreed that it made perfect sense. I told one of them
> about the alternate proposal to define a new database file to contain
> a list of installed packages, and he sighed and rolled his eyes and
> said "So they are planning to reinvent apt!".
I do think that a simple solution like that has some merit. It has two
significant downsides, however:
1. It requires that core Python "bless" the egg format to some extent
- something Guido has said he is unwilling to do.
2. It ignores the issue of package management completely. Personally,
I avoid anything that doesn't integrate with a unified package manager
(whether that be the Windows add/remove feature, or an
as-yet-to-be-built custom Python package manager is not important).
Filesystem commands do not a package manager make...
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