[Distutils] some questions about PEP470

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 13:00:51 CEST 2014

On 13 October 2014 11:40, holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> wrote:
> and I just noted that the very Python guide on packaging is advertising
> using plain --extra-index-url for private packages as well:
> http://docs.python-guide.org/en/latest/shipping/packaging/#personal-pypi

I can see your point here (I'm not sure I agree with it, but that's a
separate issue). If you want to propose a patch for the packaging user
guide, we can discuss it there.

> and, besides the need for fixing the various discussions/pages, i think
> that PEP470 should contribute to a more careful discussion of the feature
> (it's fine for the actual external linking to existing pypi projects
> usecase, mind you).

So if I read you correctly, you're saying that the PEP 470 usage of
--extra-index-url is fine. That's good.

I don't think it's the place of PEP 470 to discuss *other* uses of
--extra-index-url. Having an example in there seemed fine to me, but
if it brings up issues unrelated to the PEP then I think it's a
distraction and should be removed. And I believe that's what has
happened. So again, that's good.

>  And i guess pip should have a warning note in
> the option help to help educating users.

Again, not for the PEP, but feel free to raise a PR for pip (but once
again, I reserve the right to disagree with that PR when it's raised


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