On 10/19/2017 04:57 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
Because the feature is unrelated to packaging other than the fact we currently utilize it for console_scripts. That seems like an odd perspective. Console scripts may be the only bit of entry points which is used *by the packaging system* at installation time, but an system composed of separately-installable packages providing shared services needs some way of querying those services at runtime, which is what all the *other* uses of entry points represent. Having the packaging system register those services at installation time (even if it doesn't care otherwise about them) seems pretty reasonable to me.
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