[Python-Dev] PEP 376 proposed changes for basic plugins support

P.J. Eby 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 
of setuptools.

Crazy, I know, but there you go.  ;-)

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