Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Site packages considered harmful comment 000

The idea is less to have every single version of a library installed that each package might have been developed with. The entire purpose of shared libraries is that the entire system uses one library. You can always just bundle your own private libraries with your application, which is kind of wasteful on disk space, but useful when you don't know the destination environment...

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by Ken Kinder