[Distutils] New draft of PEP 426

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 22:44:24 CET 2013

The optional-features "extra" environment marker extension covers the test
requirements case and any other class of optional dependencies.
On Feb 3, 2013 4:37 PM, "Vinay Sajip" <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > With Donald Stufft's assistance, I've created a new draft of PEP 426.
> > For the moment I'm listed as a co-author and no longer as
> > BDFL-Delegate - there's a separate discussion on python-dev about
> > that.
> Still digesting the draft, but I notice that there's no specific provision
> for
> identifying dependencies that are only needed for tests (such as, say,
> nose).
> Distribute/setuptools distinguish between three types of dependency: setup,
> install and test. The benefit of keeping the test dependencies separate
> from the
> setup dependencies is that they needn't be downloaded unless you're going
> to run
> tests. Would it make sense to add a Test-Requires-Dist multiple-use field?
> Regards,
> Vinay Sajip
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