[Python-Dev] "setuptools has divided the Python community"

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Mar 26 20:31:42 CET 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> 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
>> os.path.dirname(<some_module>.__file__).
> 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 os.listdir(os.path.dirname(package.__file__))

Good idea. Can I suggest that API this takes a glob-style pattern? (Or
to be fully general, a list of patterns and a list of exclusion

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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