When to put my modules

Bob van der Poel bvdpoel at kootenay.com
Tue Dec 30 03:48:08 CET 2003


I'm working on a moderately sized application and I'm planning on having 
a fair number of modules. The only question in my mind is: where do I 
put the modules ... and how do I let python know about them?

I could put them with the rest  of the python lib, but I'm not really 
presumtious to do that.

I can keep them all in the current directory, but that forces the user 
to chd to a certain location all the time.

Best, I think, is to put them in a program specific location. My program 
needs some other data files, etc. so I'm thinking that I can just put 
the python stuff in /usr/local/lib/MYPROGRAM/modules.

Okay, but what about when I'm just working on them? In this case I'd 
like them to be in my current working dir.

Is there a magic line I need to add to the top of the main module to set 
the path up?

Apologies if this is covered in a document...but I can't see to find 
anything. Maybe this is a faq?

-- 
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
EMAIL: bvdpoel at kootenay.com
WWW:   http://www.kootenay.com/~bvdpoel




More information about the Python-list mailing list