problems with compiling and finding modules
tebeka at cs.bgu.ac.il
Mon Apr 28 12:17:16 CEST 2003
> I use a programmer's editor called "Visual SlickEdit". I'm trying to set
> it up to work with Python. So, how do I get it to compile a python file.
> I can't seem to find a command line method for either compiling a .py file
> to a .pyc file or even just do a syntax check for finding errors in the
> editor. I found a file called py_compile, but this just seems to add a
> function called compile which I can execute from the interpreter but not
> the command line. The file compileall, will compile everything in
> directory or entire tree, but not just a single file. I would asume there
> must be a way short of writing my own single file compile script. I
> understand I'm going to have to do something like:
> python compile_command myfile.py
> but what do I put in for compile_command?
Have a look at: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2002-June/107625.html
It's for VIm but you should get the general idea.
> Also, how do I change the working directory from within IDLE? If I open my
> .py file from the Windows Explorer using a right click and choose 'Edit
> with IDLE', everything works fine, but if I 'Open...' a .py file from
> within IDLE, it can't find modules I import from. I assume this is because
> it isn't in the current directory.
Python find modules according to what's in sys.path so:
should do the trick.
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