What is pipenv [dev-packages] section for?

Question:

I’m learning pipenv and there’s something I don’t quite understand. Apparently your Pipfile can contain two sections:

[packages]
...

[dev-packages]
....

As I understand it, the packages section is where the packages that you install are listed. But what is the dev-packages section for? How is it different from the packages section?

Asked By: Jim

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Answers:

This section is for development requirements. So stuff like linters, unit test libraries, etc. All that is not needed on the user’s machine.

To install a package as dev-requirement add -d to install command, to install the dev-requirements section add -d to sync command.

Answered By: Andrew Morozko
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