Source code for lib.packaging._typing

"""For neatly implementing static typing in packaging.

`mypy` - the static type analysis tool we use - uses the `typing` module, which
provides core functionality fundamental to mypy's functioning.

Generally, `typing` would be imported at runtime and used in that fashion -
it acts as a no-op at runtime and does not have any run-time overhead by

As it turns out, `typing` is not vendorable - it uses separate sources for
Python 2/Python 3. Thus, this codebase can not expect it to be present.
To work around this, mypy allows the typing import to be behind a False-y
optional to prevent it from running at runtime and type-comments can be used
to remove the need for the types to be accessible directly during runtime.

This module provides the False-y guard in a nicely named fashion so that a
curious maintainer can reach here to read this.

In packaging, all static-typing related imports should be guarded as follows:

    from packaging._typing import MYPY_CHECK_RUNNING

        from typing import ...



if MYPY_CHECK_RUNNING:  # pragma: no cover
    import typing

    cast = typing.cast
    # typing's cast() is needed at runtime, but we don't want to import typing.
    # Thus, we use a dummy no-op version, which we tell mypy to ignore.
[docs] def cast(type_, value): # type: ignore return value