[Distutils] Best practices on distributing documentation and examples with eggs?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Aug 1 21:52:46 CEST 2007

At 03:37 PM 8/1/2007 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:

>On Jul 31, 2007, at 12:31 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>At 08:48 AM 7/31/2007 +0200, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>>>But isn't .egg-info completely recreatable through setup.py?
>>Not if you're putting other data there, no.  Chandler, for example,
>>has an i18n framework that stores message catalogs and other
>>localized resources there.
>Um. Why?
>That isn't egg meta data is it?

Egg metadata is data that belongs to an egg as a whole, rather than 
to any specific package within the egg.

>   Couldn't that just go in good old package data?

Not if the egg doesn't contain any packages, and it's possible to 
ship a set of localizations as an egg, without it containing any actual code.

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