[Python-ideas] install pip packages from Python prompt
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 06:53:02 EDT 2017
On 2 November 2017 at 18:46, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> But unfortuately this hasn't been standardized, and there's currently
> no way to do the lookup from the stdlib, so maybe this is not so
> helpful for IDLE...
The entry point file format was recently promoted to a PyPA
interoperability spec (without a PEP, as we documented it as-is, rather
than changing anything):
While the point about the standard library lacking the ability to read the
metadata for installed packages still stands, it's also not too hard to
implement a rudimentary version that just iterates over sys.path looking
for `entry_points.txt` files in `*.dist-info` subdirectories.
Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
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