Welcome to importlib_metadata¶
importlib_metadata is a library which provides an API for accessing an
installed package’s metadata (see PEP 566), 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.
When imported on Python 3.8 and later,
importlib_metadata replaces the
DistributionFinder behavior from the stdlib, but leaves the API in tact.
Developers looking for detailed API descriptions should refer to the Python
3.8 standard library documentation.
The documentation here includes a general usage guide.
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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