[Distutils] Adding entry points into Distutils ?
doug.hellmann at gmail.com
Fri May 8 02:03:53 CEST 2009
On May 7, 2009, at 7:28 PM, P.J. Eby wrote:
> At 10:38 AM 5/7/2009 -0400, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> pip installs my scripts into a virtualenv without any issue and
>> without using entry points, AFAICT.
>> I guess if we move to requiring entry points and disallowing simple
>> script distribution I'll need to find another way to package
>> virtualenvwrapper. Since it's a bash script, it doesn't have entry
>> points. I've been using setuptools to package it so it can be
>> installed via easy_install, since it is a Python development tool.
> Setuptools still supports "classic" scripts, and I don't see any
> reason to remove that support. People do package non-Python scripts
> with their projects, after all.
> easy_install basically examines such scripts to see if they end
> with .py, have a #! line with 'python' in it, or are valid Python
> source code. If any of the above are true, it makes a Python script
> wrapper, otherwise it assumes the script is some other language and
> leaves it alone.
That would do what I want. I only brought it up because another
poster in this thread mentioned eliminating "scripts" an requiring
console apps to use entry points.
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