[Distutils] Q about best practices now (or near future)

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 13:29:39 CEST 2013

On 22 July 2013 12:22, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> since extras aren't really a thing in their own right (they're just a
> shorthand for referring to an additional set of dependencies)

I'm still trying to be clear in my mind about what extras are, and how they
should work. From this description, it occurs to me to ask, what is the
difference between an extra and a (metadata only, empty) second
distribution that depends on the base project as well as the "additional
set of dependencies"? Is it just the admin overhead of registering a second

Looking at extras this way gives a possible way of generating scripts only
when the extras are present - just add the scripts to the dummy "extra"

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