[Distutils] Adding entry points into Distutils ?

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue May 5 23:34:00 CEST 2009

At 09:27 PM 5/5/2009 +0100, Floris Bruynooghe wrote:
>But how can a "python setup.py install" know where to find this
>configuration file to add it's plugin?

It doesn't.  The whole point of having two stages -- discovery and 
activation -- is that discovery is an automatic side-effect of 
installation, whereas activation can be controlled by an 
application-specific policy or configuration file.

Entry points (as currently implemented) are discovery; the 
application then determines which entry points to actually load or 
invoke, using its own configuration (or command-line options, or menu 
selections, or automatic policy, or whatever else).

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