[Python-Dev] "setuptools has divided the Python community"
barry at python.org
Thu Mar 26 20:22:24 CET 2009
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On Mar 26, 2009, at 1:54 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> 2009/3/26 Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com>:
>> Depending on the definition of a "resource" there's additional
>> information that could be needed. For instance, if resource includes
>> message catalogs, then being able to get the base directory that the
>> catalogs reside in is needed for passing to gettext.
> Well the whole point is that for certain loaders (e.g. zip files)
> there *is* no base directory. If you do need directories you won't be
> able to use PEP-302 loaders, and you can just use
One thing that /would/ be helpful though is the ability to list all
the resources under a specific package path. This is (I think) one
use case that pkg_resource fails to support and it's the one place
that I've had to drop down to file system introspection.
Think: the package-y flavor of
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