[Distutils] Q about best practices now (or near future)

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 20:17:08 CEST 2013

> The load_entry_point needs the dist name because of how it's implemented -
> it
> defers to the distribution instance. AFAICT there are no actual checks.
> def load_entry_point(dist, group, name):
>     """Return `name` entry point of `group` for `dist` or raise
> ImportError"""
>     return get_distribution(dist).load_entry_point(group, name)
it checks the version.  you get this.  I have pip-1.5dev1 in this case, but
a script wrapper referencing 1.4rc5

(pip)qwcode at qwcode:~/p/pypa/pip$ pip --version
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/qwcode/.qwdev/pip/bin/pip", line 5, in <module>
    from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
line 3011, in <module>
    parse_requirements(__requires__), Environment()
line 626, in resolve
    raise DistributionNotFound(req)
pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: pip==1.4rc5
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