[Catalog-sig] Dependencies

Chris Withers chris at python.org
Fri Jun 15 18:41:42 CEST 2012

On 13/06/2012 13:20, Donald Stufft wrote:
> setuptools is a non standard addition to Python packaging which
> is impossible to safely extract requirements in a 100% generic
> way.

I would argue setuptools is the de facto python packaging dependency 
specification, which PyPI should support as a result.

> Distutils2 / metadata 1.2 includes a safe, good way to specify
> requirements similar to setup tools but it's not ready for primetime yet.

...except that only a fraction of packagers even know what these are, 
let alone use them...


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