[Distutils] easy_install: fragment support
ianb at colorstudy.com
Sun Jul 17 05:03:32 CEST 2005
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 06:17 PM 7/16/2005 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> I've attached a patch to detect fragments.
> Would you mind doing it as a unidiff? I'm having trouble
> understanding/applying it without context. Thanks.
Sure, attached again...
>> It seems better to have some magic version string for development,
>> that is neither more or less than other versions (or at least it
>> depends on context -- it's the highest version number when using
>> --develop [should that be implemented], and the lowest otherwise).
>> But that's only useful given a --develop option to easy_install.py.
> I was actually thinking that such packages should have their
> Distribution object be of a new 'type', which would have lower
> precedence than other distribution types unless development mode was in
> effect (in which case other distribution types would be ignored).
You mean like a Distribution subclass? Would that class just be used
anytime there wasn't any version information, or would there be a way of
indicating that it was a development version in the filename/fragment?
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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