[Distutils] Pip is not a library was: FINAL DRAFT: Dependency specifier PEP

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Tue Nov 17 06:33:09 EST 2015

On Nov 16, 2015 11:57 PM, "Thomas Güttler" <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de>
> > The job of a dependency is to enable tools like pip [#pip]_ to find the
> > package to install.
> My worries: AFAIK pip is not a library.
> I don't want to re-implement code to handle this pep.
> I would like to re-use.
> But AFAIK pip is not a library.
> I am stupid and don't know how to proceed.
> Please tell me what to do.

Presumably there will be a dependency parser added to the 'packaging'
library, which already exists as a standard place to stick stuff like this,
so you'll just use that. (E.g. it's what pip uses for PEP 440 version
parsing today.)


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