.pth in current directory: Why doesn't it work as the documentation says?

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Mon May 18 08:51:03 EDT 2009

On Mon, 18 May 2009 14:34:33 +0200, Philipp Hagemeister <phihag at phihag.de>
> Yes, but that processing will add /example/ to sys.path, right?

It actually works the other way around. The directories listed in
sys.path are scanned for .pth files.

You can add packages by listing them inside a .PTH.

> I'm expecting .pth files in the current directory to be be processed,
> according to docs/install/. Christian Heimes already pointed out this is
> not the case; so I'm wondering whether this is a mistake in the
> documentation or just my faulty logic.

Perphaps you don't understand them yet.

.PTH files are for adding run-time packages.

May I ask why you are playing with .PTH files? they are a fairly
advanced sort of concept for describing where packages are located
to the python interpreter.

If you are using .PTH files... you should be using "import .." 
inside your code..



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