[Distutils] Adding entry points into Distutils ?
doug.hellmann at gmail.com
Tue May 5 13:57:22 CEST 2009
On May 5, 2009, at 4:49 AM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 1:57 AM, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com>
>> Not strong, but I have a few issues with how they are currently
>> * There's the issue of activated and unactivated eggs, of course,
>> but I
>> guess that will be moot since there's no activation with just
>> * There's no idea of explicitly enabling an entry point, simply
>> installing a
>> package makes the entry point show up. Implicit plugins make me
> I don't see entry points as plugins, but rather the registering of a
> given piece of code,
> under a unique name.
I don't understand that. I thought the purpose of entry points was to
register code such as plugins so that applications didn't have to be
manually configured. I think I'm with Ian on that one: Explicit is
better than implicit. If I have to "turn on" the plugin, then what
benefit does an entry point registry give me? I could just as easily
provide that information to the application directly.
> If you add explicit enabling, who will do it ? the package that has
> the entry point ?
> The applications that consumes them ?
The user who wants the application to consume the plugin.
> The way I see entry points is "potential" plugins, an application can
> decide to consume,
> and turn into a real plugin when it uses it.
> And an entry point that would be "disabled" is an entry point that
> is not used
> from the application A point of view, but might be used in the
> application B.
But if it's not being used by A, why should A see it at all?
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