stevedore – Manage Dynamic Plugins for Python Applications¶
Python makes loading code dynamically easy, allowing you to configure and extend your application by discovering and loading extensions (“plugins”) at runtime. Many applications implement their own library for doing this, using __import__ or importlib. stevedore avoids creating yet another extension mechanism by building on top of setuptools entry points. The code for managing entry points tends to be repetitive, though, so stevedore provides manager classes for implementing common patterns for using dynamically loaded extensions.
- Patterns for Loading
- Patterns for Enabling
- Using Stevedore in Your Application
- Extension Manager Classes
- Dynamic Code Patterns: Extending Your Applications with Plugins