[Distutils] New PEP : dependency specification

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Fri Nov 6 14:13:34 EST 2015

On 7 November 2015 at 07:57, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So both the abstract build system PEP and donalds setup.py interface
>> depend on having a bootstrap dependency list written into a file in
>> the source tree.
> your build PEP said stuff like this  "Additional data *may* be included, but
> the ``build_requires`` and ``metadata_version`` keys must be present"
> that leads me to think you need more than just this specification of a
> single dependency.

Thats the next layer up - and if we adopt the egg-info-as-carrier
format we don't need to issue a new PEP. I've yet to look closely. But
any which way, it doesn't affect this PEP, and this PEP acts as a
robust building block.


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
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