Issue #137 wontfix

Provide docs with source distribution

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VERSION: coverage-3.5b1 and older

It would be helpful if the sphinx-based documentation would be supplied w/ the source package. This makes offline usage of coverage slightly simpler.

NOTE: Similar things can be said with the provided tests. Tests are currently missing in source distribution.

Comments (5)

  1. Ben Finney

    Well, I don't understand why you reversed it :-) so not sure exactly what you need explained.

    Not knowing what exactly you need explained, I can only say: The documentation sources are part of the code base's source, so building the documentation needs those sources; so the sources need to be in the source distribution.

  2. Ned Batchelder repo owner

    Ben Finney The .rst files were in the .tar.gz, but were ignored by They weren't copied anywhere during installation. My (perhaps limited) understanding of the .tar.gz file is that it is only used for running, in which case those files were useless.

    Are there people who do other things with a .tar.gz file? It was never intended to be a complete copy of the working tree.

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