[Distutils] Entry points: specifying and caching

Wes Turner wes.turner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 08:58:09 EDT 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 20, 2017, at 01:36 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> 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.
> The fate of the PR notwithstanding, I'd be interested in hearing more
> about what problems projects have experienced with entry points, if you
> have time to describe some examples. We're looking at using them in more
> places than we already do, so it would be useful to hear about drawbacks we
> might not have thought about, and about what other options projects have
> moved to.
> Thomas

 What were the issues with setuptools entry points here (in 2014, when you
two were opposed to adding them to sendibly list ipython extensions)?


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