[Flask] Tutorial, step 3: Installing flaskr as a package. Why?

John Gabriele jgabriele at fastmail.fm
Tue Jul 18 10:38:26 EDT 2017


Thanks, Gergely. Created <https://github.com/pallets/flask/issues/2421>.

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017, at 03:01 AM, Gergely Polonkai wrote:
> Actually, you don't have to. If you are creating a Flask based web application, that will be run just by you, you can completely omit this step.> However, if you are developing a Flask extension, and you want others to use it, it's much easier for them to download it as a Python package.> Best,
>  Gergely


> 
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017, 20:58 John Gabriele <jgabriele at fastmail.fm> wrote:>> Hi,
>> 
>>  Reading the tutorial docs for Flask, I'm confused about step 3 of the>>  tutorial: [Installing flaskr as a
>>  package](http://flask.pocoo.org/docs/0.12/tutorial/packaging/). This>>  step describes using setuptools to install my little webapp package into>>  my project's venv. Why would I want to do that? I can already run my>>  webapp without installing it --- it's just `flask run`. Why does this>>  part of the tutorial want me to install my webapp into my project's>>  venv?
>> 
>>  Thanks,
>>  -- John
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