On Thu, 08 May 2014 11:32:28 -0400, Donald Stufft email@example.com wrote:
On May 8, 2014, at 11:21 AM, R. David Murray firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Ah, I understand now.
Your perspective is as someone who is using pip for deployment.
Deployment, or any kind of situation where you want to have a reproducible build. Generally via deployment yes. [...] For Python with pip you can use a requirements.txt file to create a set of dependencies that are pinned to exact versions like:
And pip will (theoretically, our dep solving is real bad ATM) install exactly those versions from your index server. Generally this means PyPI which
OK, this makes sense, then. (I wish perl/cpan had something similar...maybe it does, but I couldn't find it at the time.)
This still leaves the fact that there is a disconnect between the "needs" of two different audiences for PIP: people who deploy things, and everyone else who just uses pip to install stuff.
The second group is going to overwhelm the first group, if it doesn't already.
And I think that's all the comments I have on this issue :)