[Python-Dev] [Distutils] how to easily consume just the parts of eggs that are good for you
steven.bethard at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 08:11:22 CEST 2008
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/04/2008, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > It would be, if .eggs were a packaging format, rather than a binary
> > distribution/runtime format.
> > Remember "eggs are to Python as jars are to Java" -- a Java .jar
> > doesn't contain documentation either, unless it's needed at
> > runtime. Same for configuration files.
> And yet, Java doesn't have an equivalent of easy_install for jar
> files, to my knowledge. If Python had eggs but no easy_install, maybe
> this whole discussion wouldn't be taking place.
> (I know I personally like the idea of egg-as-jar-file, but *hate* the
> idea of egg-as-dependency-handling-tool-and-everything-else).
So then do you really need anything more than the 2.6 support for
executing directories (and zipfiles) with a __main__ file?
$ python_d.exe --version
$ more foo\__main__.py
print 'here I am!'
$ python_d.exe foo
here I am!
$ python_d.exe foo.zip
here I am!
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