[Distutils] Upcoming changes to PEP 426/440

Gabriel de Perthuis g2p.code at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 00:51:24 CEST 2013

On Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:46:51 -0400, Donald Stufft wrote:
> On Jun 30, 2013, at 6:39 PM, Gabriel de Perthuis <g2p.code at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So it would prefer that dev and test be extras with well known names,
>> so that dev, test, and any other extras define dependencies with a
>> minimum of ambiguity and without the need for a second level of
>> qualifiers.
> "Well known names" is way more ambiguous than a top level field.
> It's easy to have minor variances across various packages, "test" vs
> "tests", "docs", "doc", "documentation". Both top level and "kind"
> share the fact that there is a limited number of allowed names,
> which makes it simple to validate that the same name is being used
> everywhere (because anything outside of those limited numbers are
> rejected).

These well-known names would also have some tool support.
Something like `pip install-dev` would be sufficient.

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