Ned Batchelder <n...@nedbatchelder.com> writes: > Make a list of the packages you need. Put it in a file called > requirements.txt. Then install them with: > > $ pip install -r requirements.txt > > Keep that file up-to-date as you add new requirements.
Since these requirements are specifically for Python, more specifically for Pip, and even more specifically are supposed to be in a machine-readable foramt and not just an arbitrary free-form text document, can we recommend instead some more specific filename? ‘requirements.txt’ is already used in many projects to document *for a human reader* the project-wide requirements, not jsut for Python, and we should not arrogate a general name like that to a specific tool like Pip. I'd recommend (and have already begun to use) the name ‘pip_requirements’ or the like. I know that there is heaps of Pip-specific documentation out there already recommending the more general name, but I'd like that to change. -- \ “I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we | `\ understand this cosmos, in which we float like a mote of dust | _o__) in the morning sky.” —Carl Sagan, _Cosmos_, 1980 | Ben Finney -- https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list