[Tutor] How do you organize code snippets?

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Mon Sep 19 01:11:03 CEST 2005

On Sun, 18 Sep 2005, List wrote:

> The subject pretty much says it. I tend to clip and save snippets from
> various lists for later reference. I save each in a separate text file
> more or less named appropriately (or so I think at the time), but I've
> ended up with a mess of files in a snippets directory and I can't always
> remember what is what. Is there a better way of tracking code snippets?
> Is there a way of naming or organizing snippets that might help? (For
> example, file i/o snippets, text processing snippets, etc.)

Hi Trey,

The Python Cookbook tries to attack this problem,


and its approach to this has been to put such snippets in a central
database, and to use both categories and a search engine to maintain

If you run across snippets that have come in handy for yourself, it might
be good to put them in the Cookbook.  Using a personal database
application is also practical, but if you can enter them into the Python
Cookbook as well, then others may find them of value.

Best of wishes to you!

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