On 11/14/10 05:32 , Shane Hathaway wrote:
> On 11/12/2010 03:17 PM, Iain Duncan wrote:
>> Reading some of the diaolgue on the pylons/bfg merger has me curious
>> about the following, wondering if any experts care to share opinions and
>> war stories:
>>
>> - what is the best use case for extending through entry points?
>> - why/when would you use entry points and entires in an ini file vs
>> registering modules/plugins as zca entries?
>> - pros and cons of each approach?
>
> With ZCA, you can register components temporarily for a test.  You can
> create a short-lived component registry.  You can create multiple
> registries for different parts of the application.  You can store
> registries in a database.  Whatever makes sense.
>
> With entry points, can you do any of that?  Entry points seem far more
> limiting.  Please correct me if I am wrong.

Entry points work without you having to configure and python, zcml, etc. 
code, which makes them a better fit for some tasks.

Wichert.
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