[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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