[Distutils] Adding entry points into Distutils ?

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Sat May 9 16:21:10 CEST 2009

Eric Smith wrote:
> Paul Moore wrote:
>> 2009/5/7 Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com>:
>>> Eric Smith wrote:
>>>> Yes. It creates a .exe wrapper [1]. By using entry points, I don't need
>>>> to care what the target system is. Also, /usr/bin/env might invoke the
>>>> wrong python.
>>> Exactly:  using entry points for console scripts guarantees that the
>>> python into which the corresponding distribution is installed is the one
>>> used to run the script, which is *highly* desirable.  Otherwise, you end
>>> up with the "just install everything in the system Python's
>>> site-packages" mess.
>> ... and somewhere around here we end up with what I described as an
>> over-engineered solution.
> Or, what I call a minimal set of required functionality.


<flame>Anyone who's arguing against this is either not deploying stuff 
in a repeatable fashion, and so isn't serious in my books, or is so 
serious that they're cutting vm images to roll out and so dump 
everything for the app in site packages</flame>


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