[Distutils] distlib and data files => resources ?

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Nov 19 22:46:53 CET 2012

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 19 November 2012 19:26, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>> I think we should use some clearly-distinct (and mutually exclusive)
>> terminology going forward:
>> * Data files: stuff the user can and/or should change, such as
>> configuration files, startup databases, etc.
>> * Resource files: constant files used at runtime, regardless of file type
>> Data files should never be installed to package directories.  But I'm not
>> aware of any good reason why resource files should ever be installed
>> anywhere *else*.
> +1. But there's a third "type" of file, which is worth listing separately,
> just to clarify:
> * ??? files: constant files that are *not* typically used at runtime
> (documentation, for example)
> Maybe "support files" would be a good name?

Can you think of any such *besides* documentation?  'Cause if documentation
is the only thing, then we should just call it that.  ;-)
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