Python modules

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Nov 10 14:49:11 CET 2014

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 12:36 AM, Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:
> Yes, exactly.  When you deploy your application someplace, you need to
> include all the things it depends on.  In the simple case of a few
> python files (say, a main program and a few modules that you're
> written), the easiest thing to do might be to just clone your source
> repository on the other machine and run it directly from that.

Even in less simple cases, that's often a good way to run things. As
long as your source repo has no large binary files in it, it'll be
reasonably small; for 400KB of source code and ~1600 commits spanning
~3 years of history, around about 2MB. When your deployment is a
source clone, it's really easy to pull changes and see what's new; and
if you ever find a bug on a deployment machine (maybe a different OS
from your usual dev system), you can make a patch right there and send
it along. There's no huge "okay, let's make a new release now"
overhead - you just keep committing (maybe pushing) changes, same as
you do any other time, and perhaps tag some commit with a version
number. Very very easy. I recommend it.


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