[Distutils] PEP 440 ad PEP 508 requirement formats

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Fri Jan 15 09:24:17 EST 2016

> On Jan 15, 2016, at 9:23 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 January 2016 at 14:14, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> A PEP 508 requirement contains a PEP 440 specifier. E.g. something like `requests >= 1.0` is a PEP 508 requirement format, which contains a distribution name `requests` and a PEP 440 version specifier `>= 1.0`.
> Cool. So should the documentation for pip install be updated to say
> that a requirement conforms to PEP 508 (minus the url_req part, which
> the PEP notes is not implemented by pip)? I'm working on a small doc
> update at the moment, so if that's right, I'll make that change too.
> Paul

Yes, that’s correct.

Donald Stufft
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