[openstack-dev] New python dependency - extras-0.0.1

Brian Waldon bcwaldon at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 17:45:37 UTC 2012

On Dec 12, 2012, at 7:15 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:

> On 11/23/2012 07:29 AM, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
>> Hey,
>> A new Oslo dependency is proposed here:
>>   https://review.openstack.org/16789
>> The library is called 'extras' and released its first version nearly a
>> month ago:
> Sorry for being late to this.
> Packaging python-extras popped up on my radar today.
>>   http://pypi.python.org/pypi/extras/0.0.1
>>   https://github.com/testing-cabal/extras
>> I don't forsee any objections apart from perhaps 'is a separate library
>> for just try_import() really worth it?'
> It really seems like overkill to have a separate package for this.
> Also 'extras' is far too generic a name anyway which at best
> is non descriptive and at worst becoming a dumping ground for whatever.

I want to agree loudly with this - the name 'extras' is a little silly. I'm fine with the underlying code, but it needs a much more descriptive name.

>> I'm inclined to approve it, just want to give folks a chance to express
>> an opinion.
> How about pulling try_import() into olso for the moment?

This seems like a good compromise to forcing you (and others) to package something not everybody really agrees on.

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