[Distutils] Requires-Dist: unittest2; 'test' in extras

Carl Meyer carl at oddbird.net
Thu May 31 19:48:31 CEST 2012

On 05/31/2012 09:04 AM, PJ Eby wrote:
> Since I haven't used pysetup yet, I couldn't really say.  I can say that
> some people have mentioned that they find setuptools' "extras" mechanism
> to be confusing, unnecessary, or a tool in search of a usecase.  I'm not
> terribly attached to them, but I prefer them to the solution that e.g.
> Celery uses.  Celery has various dummy distributions on PyPI like
> "celery-with-couchdb" that exist only to pull in extras, and it only
> needs them because some packaging tools don't support extras.  (ISTR
> that pip doesn't support them.)

Pip supports extras since version 1.1, released a couple months ago. FWIW.


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