Phillip J. Eby wrote:
At 01:02 PM 7/13/2005 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
If easy_install.py had a develop option that would do it. Like:
easy_install.py Paste[HTTP,examples] easy_install.py --develop Paste
Where --develop downloads the package (not the egg), and does "setup.py develop" or something. Maybe, kind of -- at least, you'd end up with the entire Paste source package, but the prereqs would be installed normally.
The problem is no way to make links to checkouts, remember? I guess we could finally implement that anchor idea, and then you could include the link in your PyPI long_description, where easy_install could find it.
Yes, I was thinking the two went together. I had forgotten about the anchor idea; I'll give that another look and try to produce a patch.
What would that link actually look like? http://svn.pythonpaste.org/Paste/trunk#Paste-devel-trunk ? I'm not sure what the version number should be.
And I guess if you didn't run the first command, all the prereqs would be installed in development?
Yeah, the develop command installs dependencies now.
Personally, I don't think a --develop option should be recursive; I think it should apply only to the packages you explicitly list.
That seems sensible to me as well.
I don't know. The same issues perhaps apply to documentation (though personally documentation matters much less to me, since it can be published directly to the web).
There might also be some use to having tests appear only in development checkouts, and not in the actual eggs. Setuptools has an undocumented "feature" system that lets you use --with-X and --without-X options to control whether a set of packages or extensions are included in the build, although there are some limitations to its functioning when you don't clean up the "build" directory between option changes. (Which is one reason it's undocumented.)
What would X be? --with-foo.tests? I go back and forth with including tests in the package that's being tested, or putting it in a sibling directory. Generally I'd see tests as a development files like examples or documentation. Hmm... I can almost see these as being like scripts, being installed in a separate configurable location.