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

Thomas Güttler guettliml at thomas-guettler.de
Fri Apr 15 06:07:12 EDT 2016

Am 14.04.2016 um 20:50 schrieb John Wong:
>     On Apr 14, 2016 2:20 AM, "Thomas Güttler" <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de <mailto: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...

Sorry, the term "pull request" was too much. See my other reply from a second ago.

Please ask again, if you have further question.

   Thomas Güttler

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

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