peter at engcorp.com
Tue Nov 2 14:41:47 CET 2004
Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> one of the things I've been bothered with using Python for larger
> applications is path manipulation. For example, how does one create the
> search path necessary to find your own modules if you do not wish
> pollute site-packages with your private code.
> the path file looks like this might be a good solution in preference to
> modifying sys.path in your code. Are there any scope or limitation
> rules for this path modifier? Can this modification be made specific to
> an application or is the new path visible to the entire world (which
> reintroduces the namespace pollution problem).
Most questions relating to this which haven't already been answered
by Alex can be answered by a perusal of the site.py source. It
makes good readin'...
Note that between PYTHONPATH and .pth files, possibly the addition
of a little sitecustomize.py file (see again site.py), and the
ability to modify sys.path in the __main__ module of the app as
Alex suggests, you can do pretty much anything you think is a good
thing to do.
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