[Distutils] RFC : PEP 376 - egg.info

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon May 4 19:51:04 CEST 2009

At 06:01 PM 5/4/2009 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 5:48 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> >> > I don't see any point to the normalization.
> >>
> >> To avoid different naming conventions like:
> >>
> >> PKG-INFO, requires.txt, SOURCES.txt
> >
> > And the problem with that is...?
>inconsistency, but right, it makes no sense if any file/dir can be 
>added there.
>What about SOURCES.txt btw ? What is the reason to add it ?

It's for source distributions.  It allows them to be able to rebuild 
an identical source distribution in the absence of source control metadata.

It's not really necessary for the installation process, although it's 
used to figure out which files to install if you use include_package_data=True. 

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