Simple Path issues
gary at byoteki.com
Sat Jul 26 20:57:30 CEST 2008
Brett Ritter wrote:
> New to Python, and I have some questions on how to best set up a basic
> development environment, particular relating to path issues.
> Note: I am not root on my development box (which is some flavor of
> Where should I develop my own modules so as to refer to them in the
> standard way. I.E. I want:
> import proj
> to work regardless of my current working directory, and to function as
> if "proj" were a core or third-party module.
> I saw that I can set PYTHONPATH, but that seems sub-prime. I noted
> that in installing pysqlite (the local installation of python is 2.4)
> that I had it install in a lib under my home dir...should I use that
> What is the command to tell me what directories python is checking in?
> While I'm at it, what is the best (read: standard) locale to stick my
> test cases? same dir as my project? A subdir?
> Thanks in advance
sys.path is a list that will tell you where python is looking. You can
append to this in your scripts to have python look in a specific
directory for your own modules.
Gary M. Josack
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