On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 04:43:23PM -0700, Terrel Shumway wrote:
I think that if MANIFEST.in exists, it should automatically be included by sdist. If I add MANIFEST.in to itself, it gets included in all (even built) distributions, which I do not want.
Am I missing something?
Probably that's not done because it violates the "no magic" principle; Distutils would be making an assumption for you, and you'd either be unable to override it or we'd also have to add a way to suppress it. It's easier to just make everyone add "include MANIFEST.in" to their MANIFEST.in file.
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