[Distutils] Entry points: specifying and caching
donald at stufft.io
Fri Oct 20 08:36:53 EDT 2017
> On Oct 20, 2017, at 8:23 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20 October 2017 at 22:10, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io <mailto:donald at stufft.io>> wrote:
> If I could guess, I’d say it hasn’t changed in years because setuptools has had bigger things to work on and not enough time to do it in.
> Then you'd be wrong - it hasn't changed in years because it's a sensible, simple solution to the problem of declaring integration points between independently distributed pieces of software that allows the installed integration points to be listed *without* importing the software providing them (unlike most import based plugin systems).
I mean no I’m not.
Entry points have a lot of problems and I know of multiple systems that have either moved away from them, had to hack around how bad they are, have refused to implement them because of previous pain felt by them, are looking for ways to eliminate them, or which just regret ever supporting them.
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