[Distutils] Accessing package data files in wheels

Justin Uang justin.uang at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 20:52:15 CEST 2015


What is the recommended way to get access to a data file in my package if
I'm using a wheel? pkg_resources seems like it's mainly useful because eggs
might be used in a zipped form, but for wheels, I'm guaranteed that the
data will be unpacked into a directory structure right? In that case,
should I just use __file__ to manually find the location of the file?

I'm assuming I can still use pkg_resources, but it feels like I'm adding an
unnecessary dependency on setuptools, given that setuptools isn't needed
during installation but only when building the wheel.


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