[Distutils] The "dist" command

Fred L. Drake, Jr. Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake@acm.org
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 17:52:19 -0400 (EDT)

Greg Ward writes:
 > explictly, you're welcome to do so!  If you want automated help in doing
 > so, may I suggest the 'find(1)' command?  >smirk<

  I don't think there's any equivalent for Windows without buying 3rd
party addons (not an acceptable alternative).  It would be easy to
implement using os.path.walk(); I'm sure an interested Windows-bound
reader of this group could contribute such a beast.

 > Oh, one comment on the idea of separate MANIFESTs for source and binary
 > distributions: no.  The binary distribution should be built from the
 > 'build' directory; the whole point of that directory is to make
 > installation and the generation of binary (err, built) distributions

  It's too early to say, probably:  those of us dragging our feet need 
more experience with what you already have before we can say that it's 
absolutely required or you can say that it absolutely isn't.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.	     <fdrake@acm.org>
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