Not Sure This Can Be Done...

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Tue Apr 1 17:05:22 EDT 2008

gamename schrieb:
> Hi,
> I generally have several copies of the same development environment
> checked out from cvs at any one time.  Each development tree has a
> 'tools' dir containing python modules.  Scattered in different places
> in the tree are various python scripts.
> What I want to do is force my scripts to always look in the closest
> 'tools' dir for any custom modules to import. For example:
> tree1/tools
> tree1/my_scripts/
> tree2/tools
> tree2/my_scripts/
> How can I make '' always look in '../../tools' for custom
> modules? My preference would be to avoid changing the '' script
> and have some way to resolve it via the environment (like PYTHONPATH,
> or .pth files, etc.).
> Anyone have any ideas?

Use virtualenv to create a local python, and activate that when 
developing for that branch.

Alternatively, you can of course manipulate the PYTHONPATH yourself - 
but why should you if virtualenv takes care of that for you?


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