[Distutils] scripts versus console_scripts

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 18:34:31 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 7:50 PM, Jim Fulton<jim at zope.com> wrote:
> Yeah, it's too bad that the meta data is lost.  It amazes me how
> willing distutils and setuptools are to toss meta data passed to
> setup.

Are your referring to the Package Metadata ? (eg the PEP 314 that
lands in the PKG-INFO)

'scripts' is just an argument that is used by the commands to generate
the scripts,

I don't think they should land in the Package Metadata, but I think we should
have an API for any installed distribution to list them.

Right now PEP 376 proposes a RECORD file that lists all files
installed for a distribution,
but maybe we could have a flag that indicates that a file is an
executable script

How does that sounds ?


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