[python-uk] Python project layout?

Ross Lawley ross.lawley at gmail.com
Fri May 8 14:00:19 CEST 2009

Hello Alec,

Welcome, sounds like you've got some good reading, as Alec says __init__.py
are core for packages and therefore namespacing - so read up on that.

Other than that the best advice I can give is get coding - I often find
doing a little project is a great way to focus my learning in a new

Also, don't forget to do: "import this" in a python shell for the zen of

Good luck and have fun!


On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Tim Golden <mail at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:

> Alec Muffett wrote:
>> Hi folks,
> Hi, welcome to Python. Be aware that this list (python-uk)
> is very low volume, and tends to be used for announcements
> of UK Python meetups, conferences, jobs and the like. Nothing
> wrong with posting technical questions here, but you might
> be better off on the main Python list:
>  http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
> As to your actual question re project layout, I myself
> don't have any strong feelings, and I haven't seen
> anything very authoritative noised about, either.
> The __init__.py file *is* in fact a part of the "syntax",
> so to speak, of Python: it indicates that the directory
> containing it is to be treated as a Python package:
>  http://docs.python.org/tutorial/modules.html#packages
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