[Distutils] install_recommends proposal

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Thu Sep 27 13:29:52 CEST 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 10:38 PM 9/26/2007 +0200, Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Note that the previous proposal for having a way to specify "or'ed" 
> conditions would allow this, but it isn't going to happen until I get 
> an 0.6 final out so I can focus on refactoring and new features in 0.7.

I will look for this proposal, any hints as to where to look?

My first response, not based on actually looking at the proposal is that 
a simple 'or' condition would not be sufficient, as the package manager 
doesnt' know which clause in the condition to look at to find the 
preferred version. My second response upon pondering a bit more is that 
the package manager could be told to always prefer the or-ed condition 
that is most specific.

Do you have any (vague) estimates on timeline before a 0.7 with such a 
feature would become available? I'm asking as ... oh, the pain, the pain! :)



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