[TIP] Dynamic vs defined dependency installation using pip.

AWeber - Jason Schadel jasons at aweber.com
Thu Jan 20 19:53:55 PST 2011

I recently started using pip, virtualenv and hudson to continuously integrate some python packages.  I'm utilizing the requirement file feature of pip to define the requirements of the package contained in our svn repos that need installed in the virtualenv.  Some see it as a hassle to define all the requirements for a particular package and would rather have pip be able to dynamically determine what packages are needed based on the other pip requirement files in the other packages.  

I agree with the recommendation of the pip docs of listing all the bindings but wanted to get the opinion of the Python Testing community on whether using a defined list of dependencies is better than a dynamically created list  when testing.

Jason Schadel
AWeber Communications, Inc.

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