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

Ian Cordasco graffatcolmingov at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 08:31:58 EDT 2016

On Apr 14, 2016 2:20 AM, "Thomas Güttler" <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de>
> 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
> and now you are read to create pull requests?

I don't understand how this makes me ready to submit pull requests. Can you
explain a little more?

> What do you think?
> Regards,
>   Thomas Güttler
> --
> Thomas Guettler http://www.thomas-guettler.de/
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