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a small package for enforcing package requirements at the class- or function-level

Project description

version number: “0.1.0”
author: Max Lee

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force-dependencies is a small package for enforcing package requirements at the class- or function-level.

Simply use:

from force_deps import requires, requires_any, requires_all

class SQLHandler(object):
    def __init__(self):

db = SQLHandler()
Traceback (most recent call last):
ImportError: You must import `sqlalchemy` in order to run `SQLHandler`

to require users to have a package installed in order to use your class or function,

@requires_any(["sqlalchemy", "sqlite3"])

to require that users have at least one of a number of packages installed, or

@requires_all(["sqlalchemy", "pandas"])

to require that users have all of a number of packages installed in order to use a class or function.

Finally, you can combine the decorators together in pretty much any way you please:

@requires_any(["sqlalchemy", "sqlite3"])

Installation / Usage

This library requires Python>=3.5. You should be able to extend its compatibility by removing the dependencies
on Python’s typing libraries.

To install use pip:

$ pip install force_deps

Or clone the repo:

$ git clone
$ python install

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