"pip install --editable ./" vs "python setup.py develop"
Is there any significant difference between
pip install -e /path/to/mypackage
and the setuptools variant?
python /path/to/mypackage/setup.py develop
There is no big difference.
pip install -efor local projects, the "SomeProject.egg-info" directory is created relative to the project path. This is one advantage over just using setup.py develop, which creates the "egg-info" directly relative the current working directory. More: docs
Also read the setuptools' docs.