[Python-Dev] PEP 376 proposed changes for basic plugins support
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Aug 3 16:32:29 CEST 2010
At 10:28 AM 8/3/2010 +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>Since you are into comparing numbers, you might want to count
>the number of Zope plugins that are available on PyPI and its plugin
>system has been around much longer than setuptools has been.
>I don't think that proves anything, though.
Actually, some of the ones I found in the search using entry points
*were* Zope, which, as I mentioned before, is increasingly moving
away from the old approach in favor of entry points.
In any case, I am not advocating *setuptools* -- I'm advocating that
if PEP 376 expands to add plugin support, that it do so with a file
format and associated API based on that of entry points, so as to
make migration of those ~187 modules and their associated plugins to
distutils2 a little easier.
In other words, I'm trying to make it easier for people to move OFF
Crazy, I know, but there you go. ;-)
More information about the Python-Dev