[Distutils] Idea: Positive/negative extras in general and as replacement for features

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Tue Feb 9 16:29:06 EST 2016

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Ronny Pfannschmidt
<opensource at ronnypfannschmidt.de> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> the talk about the sqlalchemy feature extra got me thinking
> what if i could specify extras that where installed by default, but
> users could opt out

If we reified extras
and added support for weak "Recommends/Suggests" dependencies
then those two features together would give you what you want (as well
as solving a variety of other problems).


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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