Welcome to importlib_metadata¶
importlib_metadata is a library which provides an API for accessing an
installed package’s metadata, such as its entry points or its top-level
name. This functionality intends to replace most uses of
entry point API and metadata API. Along with
Python 3.7 and newer (backported as importlib_resources for older
versions of Python), this can eliminate the need to use the older and less
importlib_metadata is a backport of Python 3.8’s standard library
importlib.metadata module for Python 2.7, and 3.4 through 3.7. Users of
Python 3.8 and beyond are encouraged to use the standard library module, and
in fact for these versions,
importlib_metadata just shadows that module.
Developers looking for detailed API descriptions should refer to the Python
3.8 standard library documentation.
The documentation here includes a general usage guide.
- Project home: https://gitlab.com/python-devs/importlib_metadata
- Report bugs at: https://gitlab.com/python-devs/importlib_metadata/issues
- Code hosting: https://gitlab.com/python-devs/importlib_metadata.git
- Documentation: http://importlib_metadata.readthedocs.io/