[Distutils] Entry points: specifying and caching

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Thu Oct 19 17:26:27 EDT 2017

On 10/19/2017 04:57 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:

> Because the feature is unrelated to packaging other than the fact we
> currently utilize it for console_scripts.
That seems like an odd perspective.  Console scripts may be the only bit of
entry points which is used *by the packaging system* at installation time,
but an system composed of separately-installable packages providing shared
services needs some way of querying those services at runtime, which is
what all the *other* uses of entry points represent.  Having the packaging
system register those services at installation time (even if it doesn't
care otherwise about them) seems pretty reasonable to me.

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