[Distutils] entry points PEP

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 09:25:24 CEST 2013

On 19 July 2013 23:22, Monty Taylor <monty.taylor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah. Not moving to zc.buildout for anything. I believe it will be a
> better option to just write by-hand scripts that get installed that just do:
> from nova.rootwrap import cmd
> return cmd.main(sys.argv)
> or something. Basically, a tiny boiler-plate script that does the same
> thing as a console_scripts entry point thing without loading the module in
> question via pkg_resources.

Do you care about Windows compatibility for your app? If not, this is
probably your best option. If you do, you'll need to add exe wrappers for
the scripts on Windows - if you need that, then using distlib's script
generator might be worth investigating.

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