[Python-Dev] how to easily consume just the parts of eggs that are good for you

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Apr 9 01:36:20 CEST 2008

zooko wrote:

> 1.  You can't conveniently install eggs into a non-system directory,  
> such as ~/my-python-stuff.
> 2.  If you allow even a single egg to be installed into your  
> PYTHONPATH, it will change the semantics of your PYTHONPATH.

I discovered another annoyance with eggs the other day -- it
seems that tracebacks referring to egg-resident files contain the
pathname of some temporary directory that existed when the egg
was being packaged, rather than the one it actually exists in
at run time.


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