[Distutils] The "dist" command

Perry A. Stoll pas@scansoft.com
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 11:18:59 -0400


I'm all for a Python-only approach. As for avoiding YASP, oye, tell me about
it. We have sooo many for our build environment, it's just a mess. I just
wanted to make sure people didn't take away the message "there is no free
find replacment for Win32".


-----Original Message-----
From: Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake@acm.org>
To: Perry Stoll <pas@scansoft.com>
Cc: distutils-sig@python.org <distutils-sig@python.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Distutils] The "dist" command

>Perry Stoll writes:
> > Ignoring the fact that Greg was being facetious (I hope...). There is a
> > replacement for Win32 called, oddly enough, find. From the cygnus win32
> > utilties:
> >    http://sourceware.cygnus.com/cygwin/
>  Actually, I was already aware of that, and the MKS Toolkit as well
>(which includes a non-free version of find).  However, these are both
>third-party addons, even if one is free.  Since the use of find in
>this case is quite simple, I think implementing a "manifest" command
>in distutils would be worth the 15-20 lines of code it would take.
>  I'd hate for us to recommend users to go install YASP ("yet another
>software package") just to be able to get a list of files and