Friday, March 11, 2011

python module -- simplified learning curve

One of the books I read (cookbook?) point out that module is a deceptively simple, but less-understood feature of python...

In python (just like in perl) the module feature is simple to use, but you need to focus on usability, not those fancy stuff behind the scene. For any module, you just need to know

1) how to Import, Use, and Read other people's code importing/using a module.
1b) learn module hierarchy
2) learn how to create a module.

learn sys.path (the module search path)? maybe
PYTHONPATH? maybe
dir(anyModule)? no need
the __dict__ thing? no need
reloading? no need

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