Am 08.08.2017 um 12:56 schrieb Chris Warrick:
On 8 August 2017 at 03:30, Ben Finney <> wrote:
Thomas Güttler <> writes:

Why is "the sane default is 'use console_scripts entry-point in'" not a good answer?

Because third-party Setuptools is required for entry points, which means
entry points cannot be a default choice.

It may well be a good choice for many cases. But that's a different
matter from it being a good *default* choice; it can only be a default
choice if it's in the standard library.

While setuptools is not officially part of the stdlib, it *is*
recommended by the official documentation, the dev team, and it’s
available pretty much everywhere. setuptools can’t be in stdlib,
because it’s moving too fast for stdlib to keep up.

Look here: — 254 of the top 360 packages on
PyPI use wheels. It means that at least that many use setuptools;
sometimes with a distutils fallback, but often without one. Moreover,
many of the packages without wheels use setuptools as well.

The sane default choice is entry_points.

Sounds good. Thank you for this statement.

  Thomas Güttler

Thomas Guettler
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