[Distutils] Multi-version import support for wheel files

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 27 17:22:22 CEST 2013

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Just to scare people though... I did come up with a potentially decent
> use case for .pth files: they're actually a reasonable solution for
> sharing distributions between virtual environments in a way that works
> cross platform and on all currently used Python versions. Say you want

Right, and ISTM it also enables a useful subset of "setup.py develop"
functionality where the .pth acts analogously to an .egg-link - the
referenced project becomes importable while still being editable, though its
headers, scripts and data are not installed, nor does it appear on a list of
installed distributions.


Vinay Sajip

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