[Distutils] FINAL DRAFT: Dependency specifier PEP

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Wed Nov 18 14:42:12 EST 2015

On 19 November 2015 at 08:40, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Will "direct references" ever be well-defined? or open to whatever any
>> > tool
>> > decides can be an artifact reference?
>> We can define the syntax without capturing all the tool support, which
>> is what PEP-440 and thus this PEP does.
> so, to be clear, what syntax for the URI portion does it define or require?
> (beyond it just being a valid URI)
> it sounds like you're saying nothing?  i.e. although PEP440 says things like
> it "may" be a sdist or a wheel target or a "source_url", its wide open to
> whatever a tool may decide is a unique artifact reference?

Thats my understanding from PEP-440 today.

And given that an arbitrary url can contain wheel content, I'd be
cautious about trying to place semantic constraints on the syntax (vs
the content).


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
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