On 7 November 2015 at 07:42, Marcus Smith email@example.com wrote:
No - it specifies the serialisation format for names/specifiers/extras/markers that is in common use, but doesn't specify a programming API. It is intended as an interop building block,
I'm not not talking about programming API. this PEP would set the format used in interop formats, as you say, but also doesn't it effectively standardize the format used in the pip UI? or maybe it's just that pip could easily say.. "our syntax for dependencies mirrors PEPXX exactly"
Yes, I think that would be a sane thing for pip to say. E.g. the full description would be something like "Requirements files are a super-set of PEPXX. You can also include command line options from the pip CLI. Options on a line on their own are globally applies. Options on a specification line apply to that specification alone. Empty and comment-only lines are supported."
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