[Distutils] bdist_egg and source files
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Aug 9 19:33:57 CEST 2005
At 11:40 AM 8/9/2005 -0400, Kevin Dangoor wrote:
>Something that just struck me as I kept running bdist_egg
>--exclude-source-files is that it seems like "bdist" would imply
>exclusion of source files.
Source is important for tracebacks and debugging, especially if an egg is
installed unpacked. The --exclude-source-files option is intended to allow
space conservation when creating applications for distribution, or for "IP
protection" uses. These are both fairly specialized build situations, not
the common case for distributing an open source library.
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