[Distutils] FINAL DRAFT: Dependency specifier PEP

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 21:37:37 EST 2015

On 19 November 2015 at 06:14, Marcus Smith <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> Only half way thinking about this right this moment, but I think so yes.
>> It’s largely designed for private use cases which is why it’s not allowed on
>> PyPI. It’s essentially a replacement for dependency_links.
> practically speaking, isn't it also a future replacement for
> "<url>#egg=name" syntax in pip vcs urls?... i.e.  using  "name@<url>"
> instead?

Yep, pip's VCS URLs were one of the main motivators for that feature:

The reason the support is defined as tool dependent is because we have
no idea how version control is going to evolve, and different tools
will support different version control systems (e.g. pip itself
supports bzr, but I'd be surprised if any new tools did, and it's
entirely possible now for tools to become popular while only
supporting git).


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