[Distutils] Adding entry points into Distutils ?

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue May 5 01:46:21 CEST 2009


I am making a separate email for this topic to make sure no one misses it.

There are *many* benefits of adding entry points into Distutils. In
fact, adding a plugin system in there,
will help make the commands more extendable and therefore will help us
in the long term to remove things
out of Distutils.

So any strong opinion against them ?

If not, I'll add a section in PEP 376 - and the first use case I can
see is having a pluggable way to extend
the list of files contained in .egg-info.

The work to be done would be to extract entry points from
pkg_resources (the discovery work that consists of looking
for entry_points.txt files will be covered by the APIs already
described in that PEP) This is not hard.


Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org

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