[Distutils] [RFC] Python 2.7 Distutils extra features

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 20:34:01 CET 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 8:23 PM, John Gabriele <jmg3000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> - a new option for sdist called 'extra_files', that will allow to list
>> extra files to be included in the distribution. these
>>  files will not be installed by 'install', just be part of the distribution.
>> Any comments ?
> Would this replace the need for MANIFEST.in?
> If not, what would MANIFEST.in still be used for?

No quite, because the MANIFEST.in template allows you to exclude some
files, and to do recursive operations.
We could add an "exclude_files" option to cover exclusion, and have a
glob-style pattern for both.

I am not sure about the recursion yet though.

Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

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