[Distutils] Adding entry points into Distutils ?

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed May 6 04:03:57 CEST 2009

Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> writes:

> I think is simpler with the "somepackage.somemodule:MyPluginClass" notation
> This is how setuptools does roughly:
>    >>> parts = "somepackage.somemodule:MyPluginClass".split(':')

Using the standard import notation is no more difficult:

    >>> parts = "somepackage.somemodule.MyPluginClass".rsplit('.', 1)
    >>> parts
    ['somepackage.somemodule', 'MyPluginClass']


    >>> parts = "somepackage.somemodule:MyPluginClass".split(':', 1)
    >>> parts
    ['somepackage.somemodule', 'MyPluginClass']

I don't see any advantage, in the context of this discussion, to having
an additional, incompatible naming for full-path-to-a-class.

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