[IPython-dev] Introduction to Contributing workshop (Python Sheffield)

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 14:57:17 EST 2012

On 29 February 2012 19:46, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:

> quick question: isn't it easier to run 'setup.py develop' than
> 'install' in the venv?  I don't use venv for ipython development and
> instead run straight from the git repo, so I'm not sure.  But my
> understanding was that this would help people shorten the edit/test
> cycle by not requiring re-installation in the venv after any changes.

I never use 'setup.py develop' myself, and I'm never entirely sure how it
works (some symlinking, I guess), so went with what I knew. Also, I know it
doesn't work when using Python 3 via the 2to3 install step, and I wanted to
keep things consistent.

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