[Distutils] Upcoming changes to PEP 426/440

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Jul 1 00:52:46 CEST 2013

On Jun 30, 2013, at 6:51 PM, Gabriel de Perthuis <g2p.code at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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But when defining them, it's very easy to accidentally use "tests" instead of "test".

Donald Stufft
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