Python evolution: Unease
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Jan 7 02:09:08 CET 2005
"Paul Rubin" <"http://phr.cx"@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote in message
news:7x652bnhx0.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com...
> If I have a 400 gig hard drive, I don't see why I need 99.99% of it
> empty instead of 99.0% after I do my OS install.
Even though I currently only have 80 megs (about the minimum one can
currently buy), I've about decided you are right. Having just installed a
3 CD game last night, I realize that my stinginess with disk space for more
serious stuff is obsolete. (My first hard disk was 5 or 10 megs.) A
gigabyte would cover Python + Wxpython + numarray + scipy + pygame + a lot
of other stuff.
Would it be possible, at least for Windows, to write a Python script
implementing a 'virtual distribution'? IE, download Python, install it,
download next package, install it, etc. -- prefereably table driven?
Terry J. Reedy
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