[Distutils] SETUPTOOLS - Loading Eggs which do not have an egg_info

Ilias Lazaridis ilias at lazaridis.com
Fri Dec 8 16:55:25 CET 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 09:45 PM 12/7/2006 +0200, Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
>> I am a little overworked at this point, but this should be the right
>> direction to enable setuptools to create distributions whilst using the
>> information within setup.py (and without breaking any behaviour):
> The only way I'll ever support this 
> So it's never going to be a supported 
> feature of setuptools unless the egg_info command gets run.

My question was from an architectural nature.

If someone (for _any_ reason) want's to avoid generation of egg-info 
files, would he use the mechnism below to pass a finder/loader to 
setuptools which does not rely on the egg-info?

def register_finder(importer_type, distribution_finder):

def find_distributions(path_item, only=False):



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