[Python-Dev] Bits-of-Distribute naming

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 20:23:22 CEST 2009

2009/10/9 Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>:
> Why not get it into the core as distutils.entrypoints? That's where it
> belongs...

Well, one reason is that it can't be distributed separately under that
name, and hence not be tested separately or bugfixed separately.

Rule #1 for inclusion in the standard library is that the module
pretty much is dead, and that you don't need new releases or new
features. This isn't true for any part of a refactored setuptools. We
will need to distribute most of this separately for a while first.

That means that distutils.anything doesn't work.

Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
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