[Python-Dev] Breaking up the stdlib (Was: release cadence)

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Jul 5 13:34:29 EDT 2016

On Jul 05, 2016, at 11:19 AM, Victor Stinner wrote:

>pip supports a requirements.txt file which is a nice may to declare
>dependency. You can:
>* specify the minimum library version
>* make some library specific to some operation systems
>* skip dependencies on some Python versions -- very helpful for
>libraries parts of Python 3 stdlib (like statistics)

Interestingly enough, I'm working on a project where we *have* to use packages
from the Ubuntu archive, even if there are different (or differently fixed)
versions on PyPI.  I don't think there's a way to map a requirements.txt into
distro package versions and do the install from the distro package manager,
but that might be useful.


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