[Distutils] Script processing plugins?
jim at zope.com
Thu May 18 03:31:30 CEST 2006
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> Okay, so after today's discussions I'm still not really clear on how
> path freezing (baking, whatever) should work for standalone setuptools.
> Would it solve the problem for your use cases if I provided an option
> like "--script-wrappers=plugin1,plugin2,...", where the plugin names are
> entry points that would get a chance to modify the contents of generated
> scripts? That way, you guys could experiment freely with your
> script-wrapping strategies without having to monkeypatch. And any tools
> that you build which wrap easy_install can simply add the necessary
> setting(s) to an appropriate .cfg file.
That might be nice at some point. For now, I think it best if I do
some prototyping sans monkeypatching. Hopefully, I'll get back to you soon.
I started the discussion today mainly to get caught up, as I haven't had time
to work on this for a while.
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