On 20 October 2017 at 21:57, Thomas Kluyver <thomas@kluyver.me.uk> wrote:
On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, at 12:50 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> * We stifle innovation (hell just including it in setutools at all does
> this, but we can’t unopen that can of worms).

I don't think that's true to any significant extent. Having a standard
does not stop people coming up with something better.

entry_points.txt will be hard to change for similar reasons to why PKG-INFO is hard to change, but that challenge exists regardless of whether we consider it a setuptools/pkg_resources feature or an ecosystem level standard, since it relates to coupling between metadata publishers and consumers of that metadata.


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