[Distutils] wheel including files it shouldn't

Alex Grönholm alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Wed Apr 27 15:00:07 EDT 2016

The sdist should include all the source files, including tests and 
documentation. In binary distributions, however, they are just dead 
weight. Do you want the full documentation and test suites to be 
installed for every single dependency when you deploy your application? 
I sure don't.

27.04.2016, 21:40, Ethan Furman kirjoitti:
> On 04/27/2016 11:13 AM, Alex Grönholm wrote:
>> Are you seriously saying that you want your bdists to include tests,
>> documentation etc.?
> However you and I agree or disagree on what should be in a bdist, the 
> command I ran should have produced a bdist based on the sdists I just 
> created in the same command.
>> Most developers would not agree with you, including yours truly.
> Well, we disagree.  To me, the salient difference between an sdist and 
> a bdist is whether binary artifacts are, um, already built.  I 
> certianly enjoy having docs (so I know how to use the binaries I just 
> installed) and tests (so I can assure myself the binaries work as 
> advertised).
> If a project is big enough I can see making separate packages for docs 
> and/or tests, but mine are small.
> And whichever way we decide to do the packaging, the tools should work 
> for us, not us for the tools.
> -- 
> ~Ethan~
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