[Distutils] listening for EntryPoints

Kevin Dangoor dangoor at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 13:07:41 CEST 2005

I'm planning to use the EntryPoint facility for plugins in my
application, and I was just thinking about what it would take to load
a new plugin. My best guess is that, right now, it would take a
restart... which is not bad, but not ideal either.

In order to dynamically add a plugin at runtime, it seems like I would need

1) a way to get a new egg loaded
2) a notification to go out to the parts of the code that care about
the entry points for a particular name or group.

Does anyone else care about being able to add plugins without a
restart, or is it just me?


More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list