[Distutils] distlib updated - comments sought
vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Oct 5 00:28:01 CEST 2012
I've updated distlib as follows:
1. I've added support for the equivalent of "pkg_resources.resource_filename"
for returning a true filesystem path for a resource. I've added info about
this in the "Distlib's design" document, though the reference API has not
been fully updated - I thought I'd see if there was any feedback about the
approach I've used. Code and tests have been added, though.
2. I've added the PyPI client code from distutils2 in distlib.pypi. I only
tweaked it a little to run under 2.x and 3.x from a single code base,
ensuring that all the tests passed. I hope to update it with better support
for finding archives not hosted on PyPI, using hints.
I'm also considering the following changes, which I'd like some feedback on:
* Merging the distlib.depgraph package into the distlib.database package, as
they are fairly interlinked (e.g. adding requires() and required_by() methods
* Removing depgraph.main() and its test, because I don't think it belongs in the
library layer, but is better implemented as a utility script.
Please let me have your comments.
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