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Martijn Faassen wrote:
> On 9/27/07, Tres Seaver <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> I don't like it either. I thought we resolved this though so I'm not
>>> sure why we're discussing this. CHANGES.txt in the root dir it is,
>> - -1. I argued for putting the CHANGES.txt and the "real" README.txt in
>> the *package* dir, making them available in the *installed egg*, not
>> just the source ditribution.
> Okay, I hadn't read it that way as the word 'package' is ambiguous.
> That seems completely against the way everybody else does this. Why is
> having this available in the installed egg so important?
Because it is a valuable clue to the guy scratching his head trying to
figure out why something isn't working after 'easy_install' runs: the
source distribution is only around on his system transiently.
The changelog, along with the README is an essential part of the
package's documentation, and should be installed with the egg. Because
distutils / setuptools doesn't allow for installing non-package data, we
have to put them in the package.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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