[Distutils] Get dependencies of a package without full download

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 23:42:41 CEST 2015

On 2 Apr 2015 21:05, "Daniel Holth" <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> We should do a mode where dependencies come from setup.cfg statically and
everything else (setup.py build script) works the same.

I believe that's what Robert Collins pip PR is aimed at providing. It's
still quite limited, as the vast majority of projects aren't going to
switch to a declarative devdir, hence PEP 426's dependence on generated
declarative metadata in the sdist (that way most folks will just be
upgrading to a newer setuptools rather than having to switch to a new build
toolchain and change their own development practices)


> On Apr 2, 2015 7:02 AM, "Nick Coghlan" <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2 April 2015 at 20:27, Thomas Güttler <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de>
>> > I hate the "ORs" and "IFs" in the python packaging world.
>> >
>> > Can't it be done "condition less"?
>> Unfortunately, that's currently only possible for programming
>> languages tailored primarily for a specific usage domain and with
>> relatively young packaging systems that got to benefit (or not) from
>> everyone else's software distribution experience without backwards
>> compatibility concerns.
>> > I want a stupid straight forward step by step way.
>> Aye, so do we, the 17 years of history since distutils was first
>> released just makes life a little interesting trying to get there :)
>> Cheers,
>> Nick.
>> --
>> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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