[Python-Dev] Accept just PEP-0426

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 02:08:31 CET 2012

The distro repos are centrally managed, too. Try getting setuptools to provide a virtual package just because you want to fork.. and then update the dependent packages?

Daniel Holth

On Nov 19, 2012, at 7:49 PM, Donald Stufft <donald.stufft at gmail.com> wrote:

> Other languages seem to get along fine without it. Even the OS
> managers which have it don't allow it to be used to masquerade
> as another project, only to make generic virtual packages (e.g. "email").
> On Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Daniel Holth wrote:
>> Does it really have baggage? I think it is necessary, although it doesn't do favors to the implementer (and has never been implemented). How else is anyone supposed to fork or merge projects?
>> Daniel Holth
>> On Nov 19, 2012, at 7:37 PM, PJ Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I think this PEP is a significant improvement from its predecessor. It represents features like extras (provides-extra) and build requirements (setup-requires-dist) that are in use in the Python community but cannot be represented in older versions of the format, it finally specifies a UTF-8 encoding, removes RFC 822, provides an extension mechanism, and allows the description to be placed in the document payload.
>>> Can we maybe kill Provides-Dist and its associated baggage first, though?
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