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set PYTHONPATH for a directory?
I'm testing some software I'm building against an alternative version of a
library. So I have an alternative library in directory L. Then I have in an
unrelated directory, the test software, which I need to use the library version
from directory L.

One approach is to set PYTHONPATH whenever I run this test software. Any
suggestion on a more foolproof approach?

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Re: set PYTHONPATH for a directory? [ In reply to ]
On 05/04/2012 08:21 AM, Neal Becker wrote:
> I'm testing some software I'm building against an alternative version of a
> library. So I have an alternative library in directory L. Then I have in an
> unrelated directory, the test software, which I need to use the library version
> from directory L.
>
> One approach is to set PYTHONPATH whenever I run this test software. Any
> suggestion on a more foolproof approach?
>
Simply modify sys.path at the beginning of your test software. That's
where import searches.



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Re: set PYTHONPATH for a directory? [ In reply to ]
Isn't virtualenv for this kind of scenario?


Pedro.

On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Dave Angel <d@davea.name> wrote:
> On 05/04/2012 08:21 AM, Neal Becker wrote:
>> I'm testing some software I'm building against an alternative version of a
>> library.  So I have an alternative library in directory L.  Then I have in an
>> unrelated directory, the test software, which I need to use the library version
>> from directory L.
>>
>> One approach is to set PYTHONPATH whenever I run this test software.  Any
>> suggestion on a more foolproof approach?
>>
> Simply modify  sys.path  at the beginning of your test software.  That's
> where import searches.
>
>
>
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