[Distutils] pip install -e foo (without Repo URL)

Thomas Güttler guettliml at thomas-guettler.de
Thu Apr 14 03:20:02 EDT 2016

I think it would be very cool if you could install a package editable
without the repo-url.

The default repo-url can be defined in the meta-data of the package.

Background: I came across this becaus saltstack prefers the branch "develop", but
most other repos use the branch "master".

Yes, this is no big problem. I figured out the right repo url soon.

Next use case: you use software third-party-foo-lib in your project.
Up to now you use it as package. You find a bug and want to fix it.
Wouldn't it be great if you could just type "pip install -e third-party-foo-lib"
and now you are read to create pull requests?

What do you think?

   Thomas Güttler

Thomas Guettler http://www.thomas-guettler.de/

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