[Distutils] command hooks...

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed May 16 17:25:48 CEST 2012

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Tarek Ziadé <tarek at ziade.org> wrote:
> On 5/16/12 3:19 PM, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> 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.
> Please explain us exactly what you mean with this feature.
> What we want to have in packaging is the old distutils srcipt feature, with
> an extra option:
> a way to point a callable instead of a module, and then a wrapper like
> setuptools does.

That's exactly what buildout needs.


Jim Fulton
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