[Tutor] The Order of Imports and install order of modules and other matters (XP vs W7, ...)

Wayne Watson sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 13 17:14:31 CET 2010

Thanks, Alan. Some of what I've derived elsewhere almost sounds like 
hearsay or is anecdotal. I'm thinking here about forums and the like. 
However, I just grabbed my Core Python book, and noted than Chun 
mentions a preferred sequence.
Std Lib, Third Party, App specific modules. He cites scoping rules.

Another question on similar matters. If I write a program and "compile" 
it for distribution, and a user has 2.6 going to be able to execute it. 
I would like to the the compiled program is free of such restrictions. 
That is, it's an independent program. I would like to think that if I've 
been testing it successfully in IDLE, that the compiled version will 
produce everything I see in IDLE. For example, when I run it in IDLE, 
and make a connection to the (camera) h/w, a dos-like window appears 
that I otherwise never see. The program purposefully either sends 
warning and error messages there through some built-in facility or 
creates that window somehow. I'm dealing with tkinter in the app code. I 
didn't write the (1600 line) program, but certainly am modifying it.

On 2/13/2010 1:33 AM, Alan Gauld wrote:
> "Wayne Watson" <sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net> wrote
>> There seems to be something of a general consensus in ordering import 
>> statements. Something like standard library imports first. 
> I've never seen anything written down but its true I tend to do that.
> But its not been a conscious thing...
"Crime is way down. War is declining. And that's far from the good 
news." -- Steven Pinker (and other sources) Why is this true, but yet 
the media says otherwise? The media knows very well how to manipulate us 
(see limbic, emotion, $$). -- WTW

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