When Python *Eggs* better than Python *distutils*?? What's Eggs?
xavier.morel at masklinn.net
Tue Dec 20 22:45:57 CET 2005
seberino at spawar.navy.mil wrote:
> So basically Python Eggs precompiles and compresses
> binaries for you so you just have to load it to run
> your app?
Nah, Eggs is a packaging system, what you don't have to do is
compile/configure, because the packaging does that for you. It also
handles things like pre-required packages (the packages that this
package uses), even though that doesn't always work atm.
If you ever used a debian-based linux system, think of Eggs as a
The most advanced kind of language-specific installer atm is the Ruby
Gems packaging and distribution system (http://docs.rubygems.org/), go
check it for more insight of what Eggs wants to be (and I hope it'll
evolve to be as good as gems) (and the install software should be named
eggs or hatch, not easy_install, ugly).
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