[Distutils] migration path for entry_points?

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 22:35:33 CET 2013

> > Tools should just do automatic conversion of entry_points.txt to the
> > new metadata format when .dist-info is in use.
> Yep, as with other fields, my aim is to create a format that can be
> derived from the existing setuptools metadata. That way, PyPI can publish
> it even for projects that only upload metadata using the current setuptools
> formats.
ok, but to be clear about the *usage* of the "entry_points" setup keyword...
that's the user question.  Should someone feel ok with adopting this now?
It sounds like you're saying yes.
setuptools users should assume either:
 a) new-style tool consumers of metadata will auto-convert old-style entry
 b) setuptools will update the implementation of  "entry_points"  to
produce be PEP459 compliant
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