[Distutils] Wheels and console script entry point wrappers (Was: Replacing pip.exe with a Python script)

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Jul 17 09:43:19 CEST 2013

On Jul 17, 2013, at 3:40 AM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> It has been suggested by PJE that the
> exports information should be in a separate file for speed of searching -
> though that suggestion was made in a pre-JSON world, where the speed of
> parsing the metadata wasn't C-assisted.

I don't think it was speed of parsing the file that was his concern, rather that
if it's a separate file that only exists when there are entry points, then you
don't have to open a file for every installed distribution.

Donald Stufft
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