[Distutils] "pip install -e ." vs. "python setup.py develop"

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Mon Apr 14 09:15:13 CEST 2014

On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 04:08:42PM -0400, Noah Kantrowitz wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2014, at 1:29 PM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> > On 07/04/2014 04:05, Noah Kantrowitz wrote:
> >> You should recommend using pip for it, mostly because as you said
> >> that will work even with packages that don't use setuptools :-) It
> >> also is required when doing a develop install with extras, though
> >> that requires a slightly more verbose syntax due to a bug in pip.
> > 
> > What's the syntax?
> pip install -e file:///path/to/thing[one,two]

What's the bug?

https://github.com/pypa/pip/pull/500 was merged two years ago and was
supposed to enable

  pip install -e .[one,two]

Marius Gedminas
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