Plugins are used by the snapcraft command to build a snap from parts defined within
Commonly used plugins include Python, Go, Java, cmake and autotools, and these help when working with projects written in a specific language or with a specific set of build tools.
These, and many other plugins, are included with Snapcraft, all of which can be listed with the following command:
$ snapcraft list-plugins ament cmake godeps kbuild nil python3 tar-content ant copy gradle kernel nodejs qmake waf autotools dotnet gulp make plainbox-provider ruby catkin dump jdk maven python rust catkin-tools go jhbuild meson python2 scons
Further information about any specific plugin can be obtained by typing
snapcraft help followed by the plugin name:
$ snapcraft help python