[Distutils] python setup.py develop and extras

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Mon Nov 26 09:10:37 CET 2012


On 23/11/2012 22:11, PJ Eby wrote:
> If you're still looking for an answer, pretty much all you can do for
> that is: "setup.py develop easy_install pkgname[docs,testing]".  You can
> shorten it by defining an generic alias for "develop easy_install" in
> your global or user distutils .cfg, or a project-specific alias for
> "develop easy_install pkgname" in the project's setup.cfg.

This sounds like exactly what I'm after but the way you wrote your reply 
suggests I might be missing something...
What are the snags with the above? What don't I get that I do with just 
a straight "setup.py develop pkgname"?



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