[Distutils] RFC : PEP 376 - egg.info
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue May 5 00:50:35 CEST 2009
On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 7:51 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
Any particular reason to call it "SOURCES.txt" ?
Or we can call it MANIFEST (with '/'-separated relative path)
Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org
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