[Distutils] PyPI is a sick sick hoarder

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Sat May 16 03:22:02 CEST 2015

On 16 May 2015 at 11:08, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why not start with pip at least being a "simple" fail-on-conflict resolver
> (vs the "1st found wins" resolver it is now)...
> You'd "backtrack" for the sake of re-walking when new constraints are found,
> but not for the purpose of solving conflicts.
> I know you're motivated to solve Openstack build issues, but many of the
> issues I've seen in the pip tracker, I think would be solved without the
> backtracking resolver you're trying to build.

Well, I'm scratching the itch I have. If its too hard to get something
decent, sure I might back off in my goals, but I see no point aiming
for something less than all the other language specific packaging
systems out there have.


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
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