[Distutils] "just use debian"
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Oct 3 17:06:36 CEST 2008
Josselin Mouette wrote:
> This information is not accessible directly at import time.
Two questions as answers:
- why does it need to be?
- why not?
> If you want
> to rely on it to check the API compatibility, you’ll end up doing the
> horrible things pygtk and gst-python did. And believe me, that will not
> be helpful.
It's unfortunately not a black'n'white thing...
...but if you require a particular API, just define the appropriate
dependency in setup.py. What's the problem with that?
> Indeed, but if we change the package name without changing the file
> name, we have to make both packages conflict with each other.
> This works
> for distribution packages,
What do you mean by "distribution package"?
> but it doesn’t help for third-party addons,
> and it can make things complicated if two packages need different APIs.
If two packages need two different versions of a third package, then
your project is in trouble, api differences or not...
> I showed already two examples: versioned provides and exact
I don't know what either of these terms means I'm afraid :-S
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