On Friday, October 20, 2017, Thomas Kluyver <thomas@kluyver.me.uk> wrote:
On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, at 01:36 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
Entry points have a lot of problems and I know of multiple systems that have either moved away from them, had to hack around how bad they are, have refused to implement them because of previous pain felt by them, are looking for ways to eliminate them, or which just regret ever supporting them.

The fate of the PR notwithstanding, I'd be interested in hearing more about what problems projects have experienced with entry points, if you have time to describe some examples. We're looking at using them in more places than we already do, so it would be useful to hear about drawbacks we might not have thought about, and about what other options projects have moved to.


 What were the issues with setuptools entry points here (in 2014, when you two were opposed to adding them to sendibly list ipython extensions)?