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

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Tue Nov 17 13:53:12 EST 2015

On 18 November 2015 at 00:26, Thomas Güttler
<guettliml at thomas-guettler.de> wrote:
> I want to parse a single dependency of a python
> package.

Presumably from Python; in which case you can use the packaging
library once the PEP is pronounced on and the code has been added.

If you want to do it from another language, you can use the grammar
from the PEP to write an implementation.

Please do remember though, the *goal* of the PEP process here is to
define the interoperation of multiple competing implementations. So
its actually the intent that you be able to write a library function
from this specification and have good confidence that it will
interoperate with the one in pip - *whether or not that is in / from a


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