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I agree with Corion here: I distribute MANIFEST.SKIP and think it's ok to distribute the /xt directory (or author-only tests). It just assures that if someone else wants to work on the module too, they've got everything that I would use if it were me working on it. It's easy enough to ensure that those ./xt tests only run if an environment variable is set, so at worst they're a little extra disk space, and at best they might help another contributor, bug-fixer, etc.