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

John Wong gokoproject at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 14:50:04 EDT 2016

> On Apr 14, 2016 2:20 AM, "Thomas Güttler" <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de>
> wrote:
> > 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?
How is this different from 1) fork, 2) update your requirements.txt file
pointing to the new fork? I guess -e directly from pip install would be an
ad-hoc install of a python library...
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