[Distutils] command hooks...

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed May 16 15:19:23 CEST 2012

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 2:55 AM, Tarek Ziadé <tarek at ziade.org> wrote:
> On 5/16/12 3:58 AM, Chris McDonough wrote:
>> Adding two more (packaging and distutils2) which are similarly
>> semi-documented and which don't even solve the problems that the previous
>> ones do would serve no purpose, and baking them into Python itself will mean
>> they can't evolve in important ways.
> Oh, I think I need to answer to this too since you said you wanted to help.
> Packaging is not intended to be similar to setuptools in its features.
> For instance we won't provide console scripts or entry points. The first one
> because 'script' is the same feature (except there's an indirection and I
> said before we could mimic this)

I don't know what this means.  Will we have something
functionally-equivalent to console-scripts?  Or will we have something
more similar to the old distutils scripts functionality.  If the
later, then I doubt that packaging will work well with buildout.


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