[Python-ideas] Python package files
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Mon Apr 30 20:10:14 CEST 2007
On Monday 30 April 2007, Adam Atlas wrote:
> It is true that eggs do have many benefits for production use, but
> often while developing something, or using a package that you don't
> expect to use outside one project, or just trying out a package that
> you're not sure you'll use, it's simpler to be able to just drop a
> file into your project directory instead of having to `sudo
> easy_install` it system-wide. Zero-installation is nice.
-1 on adding yet-another-ZIP-thing.
Python eggs aren't always convenient, but they're easy enough to work with,
and good tools to work with egg-based installations are appearing. Having
another way to do this, especially something that will be turned into eggs
for deployment, seems like a distraction. Differences between development
environments and production environments lead to bugs, not ease-of-use.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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