[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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