[Distutils] Entry points: specifying and caching
dholth at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 15:07:22 EDT 2017
On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:57 PM Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 October 2017 at 19:42, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 18, 2017, at 05:59 PM, Paul Moore wrote:
> >> > I've always used the setuptools documentation as a reference. Are you
> >> > suggesting moving that information to a different location to
> >> > allow/encourage other tools to implement it as a standard?
> >> I've never used entry points myself (other than the console script
> >> entry points supported by packaging) but a quick Google search found
> >> as the only obvious candidate for documentation (and a bit later I
> >> thought of looking under pkg_resources and found
> >> This doesn't really say how the entry point data is stored in the
> >> project metadata, so it's not clear how I'd read that data in my own
> >> code (the answer is of course to use pkg_resources, but the point of
> >> documenting it as a standard is to allow alternative implementations).
> > I have in fact made an alternative implementation (PyPI package
> > entrypoints) by 'reverse engineering' the format. A simple text-based
> > format doesn't really justify the term 'reverse engineering', but for
> > instance it wasn't obvious to me that the names were case sensitive,
> > whereas Python's standard config parser treats keys as case-insensitive.
> > Daniel:
> > Thanks, this link is closer than any I found to a specification. There
> > are docs on how to create entry points in setup.py and how to use them
> > with pkg_resources, but that's the only bit I've seen that describes the
> > interchange file format.
> Agreed, I hadn't found that, either.
> > I think we can probably expand on it a bit, though! I'll try to put
> > together something for packaging.python.org.
> One thing that immediately strikes me is that the encoding of the file
> is unspecified...
Now that's an easy one to clear up, since there is only one worthwhile
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