[Distutils] (How) do setuptools/distribute/pip handle circular dependencies?
aclark at aclark.net
Tue Nov 13 12:57:28 CET 2012
On 2012-11-13 00:57:19 +0000, Vinay Sajip said:
> Daniel Holth <dholth <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> The commonest example is that distribute provides setuptools.
> I would regard that as a special case - I'm not thinking about forks. Can you
> point to more substantive cases?
Just jumping in here, but I don't think that the distribute
distribution providing the setuptools module is indicative of a fork.
It's an example of a distribution that does not contain a module name
you'd expect it to, based on the distribution name. PIL is another
example: from PIL import Image. And in the case of PIL at least, the
fork distribution name does not change anything: pip install Pillow;
from PIL import Image.
> Vinay Sajip
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