[139620] trunk/dports/python

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Sun Aug 23 23:57:44 PDT 2015

Hi Andrew,

----- On 23 Aug, 2015, at 22:21, Andrew Stromnov stromnov at macports.org wrote:

> py-ipython is a prerequisite for py-ipyparallel, but not vise versa. I
> think that the real root of this problem is the ugly shortcut variant named
> 'parallel', which creates circular dependency for old 'py-ipython
> +parallel' (was provided as attempt to simplify transition from ipython 3.x
> to ipython 4.x).

You're right, it seems the only reason this happens at all is because my
py27-ipython +parallel pulled in this part during the upgrade. Would an
alternative approach be dropping these variants completely and adding a note
that explains where the bits from the variants can be found now? That doesn't
give users a seamless upgrade path, but at least doesn't give them an upgrade
path that doesn't error out.

Clemens Lang

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