[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Mon Oct 19 06:18:03 CEST 2009

David Lyon wrote:
> [datafiles]
> directories = data/us_data
>     data/de_data
>     data/uk_data
>     data/fr_data

Ok - then I think it is confusing to have a directory entry in datafiles.

> , but could also be any other type of resource
> down to icons and bitmaps.

In current distutils usage, they have become the kitchen sink for
documentation, icons, test data, etc... You need more fine-grained
control when installing complex packages, you can find several threads
on that topic (Linux packagers are the most vocal on this problem). An
updated format should care about those user-cases IMO,


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