[Distutils] Deprecate MANIFEST.in
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 10:14:53 CEST 2009
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 09:51, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So part of your file list is declared implicitely in your (D)VCS and
>> part explicitely in your setup.
> I don't see how that would work. Reasonably, the VCS is a fallback of
> nothing is declared in setup.py.
Ok so, in version 1.2 of your package, you use the implicit way (VCS based)
then you introduce a new file, that forces your to be explicit in 1.3
so you use setup.py
then in 1.4 you're back in an implicit list... this is not a
long-term solution indeed.
> I don't see why you should be forced
> to explicitly declare every file in the setup.py, a sensible default
> is not a problem.
With glob-style patterns this is not a burden at all. and it's all in
clear text there,
not depending on any magic.
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