[Distutils] Installing scripts
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Thu Jun 10 16:51:25 EDT 2004
On Thursday 10 June 2004 02:31 pm, Tim Peters wrote:
> At least stick a .txt extension on text files users may want to read.
> Does it also offend delicate non-Windows sensibilities, e.g., to see
> README.txt instead of README? If it does, the issue is broader than just
It doesn't bother me, but I can't speak for others. It's not clear when .txt
extensions should be added; things like the README are most useful when a
distribution is unpacked. That indicates the "sdist" command is a good
candidate, but I don't know how often that's actually used (rather than just
rolling a tarball from a CVS or Subversion export). There's also not good
metadata support for documentation files in general in distutils.
It would be nice to improve that situation. Again, we have cross-platform
issues (CHM files on Windows, text files that need line-end normalization,
and probably lots more).
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation
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