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[Practical Ruby Gems - Question]

Prabhakar Chaganti
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Joined: Nov 30, 2004
Posts: 50
Hi David,

How would you compare gems to the standard python packaging format of eggs?


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David Berube

Joined: Jun 18, 2007
Posts: 26
They very similar; Python Eggs were essentially a reply to RubyGems, and embody most of the same features; versioning, dependencies, archiving, etc. RubyGems might be slightly more mature than Python Eggs - the Python Eggs dev site lists it as "close to beta quality" - but I definitely wouldn't use either as a reason to choose a language.

Both take essentially the same problem and solve it in more or less the same way.

Take it easy,

David Berube
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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