Make it clear that the top-level Manifest is not verified through itself
or other Manifests, and should not be explicitly listed in IGNORE.

Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>
 glep-0074.rst | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/glep-0074.rst b/glep-0074.rst
index 80a63a1..0117c4b 100644
--- a/glep-0074.rst
+++ b/glep-0074.rst
@@ -109,8 +109,9 @@ of specific files and directories (recursively):
 3. using names starting with a dot (``.``) which are always skipped.
-All files that are not ignored must be covered by at least one
-of the Manifests.
+The top-level Manifest is skipped implicitly and it is an error to list
+it in Manifest files. All the remaining files that are not ignored must
+be covered by at least one of the Manifests.
 A single file may be matched by multiple identical or equivalent
 Manifest entries, if and only if the entries have the same semantics,

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