[Distutils] Adding entry points into Distutils ?

Doug Hellmann doug.hellmann at gmail.com
Wed May 6 16:59:23 CEST 2009

On May 5, 2009, at 10:50 PM, P.J. Eby wrote:

> At 12:03 PM 5/6/2009 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
>> I don't see any advantage, in the context of this discussion, to  
>> having an additional, incompatible naming for full-path-to-a-class.
> Setuptools doesn't limit an entry point to being a class, function,  
> or other top-level name within a module.  It can be a method of a  
> class, or an attribute of an attribute.  The ':' removes any  
> ambiguity as to which part of the name is the module, and which  
> parts are attributes within that module.

Is that level of complexity useful in practice?  I can understand how  
it came to be implemented, but is it actually used by any projects?


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