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Prabhakar Chaganti
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Joined: Nov 30, 2004
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Hi David,

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

thanks
prabhakar


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David Berube
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Joined: Jun 18, 2007
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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
 
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