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Welcome to Clint.

Contents

This part of the documentation, which is mostly prose, begins with some background information about Clint, then focuses on step-by-step instructions for using Clint for development.

Properly Installing Python

Mac OS X

Or, "Installing Python 2.7 via Homebrew".

One of the reasons everybody loves Python is the interactive shell. It basically allows you to execute Python commands in real time and immediately get results back. Flask itself does not come with an interactive shell, because it does not require any specific setup upfront, just import your application and start playing around.

Package Manager

While Snow Leopard comes with a large number of UNIX utilities, those familiar with Linux systems will notice one key component missing: a package manager. Mxcl's Homebrew is the answer.

To install Homebrew, simply run:

$ ruby -e "$(curl -fsS http://gist.github.com/raw/323731/install_homebrew.rb)"

It's basic commands are update, install, and remove.

Python Interpreter

And we can now install Python 2.7:

$ brew install python --framework

The --framework option tells Homebrew to compile a Framework-style Python build, rather than a UNIX-style build. The outdated version of Python that Snow Leopard comes packaged with is built as a Framework, so this helps avoid some future module installation bugs.

Don't forget to update your environment PATH.

Distribute & Pip

Distribute is a fantastic drop-in replacement for easy_install and setuptools. It allows you to install and manage python packages from pypi.python.org, amongst a few other sources. It also plays well with virtualenv and user-enviornments.

easy_install is considered by many to be a deprecated system, so we will install it's replacement: pip. Pip allows for uninstallation of packages, and is actively maintained, unlike setuptool's easy_install.

To install pip and Distribute's easy_install:

If you have homebrew:

$ brew install pip

...And, if you're a masochist:

$ curl -O http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py
$ python distribute_setup.py

$ easy_install pip

To install pip:

Hopefully you'll never have to use easy_install again.

Updating Python

Homebrew makes it simple.

$ brew update
$ brew install --force python

Windows

Prerequisites

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Python2.7 (x86) from Python.org
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Microsoft Visual Studio

Step 1: Install Distribute & Pip

Distribute is a fantastic drop-in replacement for easy_install and setuptools. It allows you to install and manage python packages from PyPi, amongst a few other sources.

To install it, run the python script available here:
<http://python-distribute.org/distribute…>

Make sure that `C:\Python27\`, and `C:\Python27\Scripts` are in your PATH.

easy_install is considered by many to be a deprecated system, so we will install it's replacement: pip. Pip allows for uninstallation of packages, and is actively maintained, unlike setuptool's easy_install.

To install pip, simply run:

$ easy_install pip

Linux (Ubuntu)

Linux (Manual)

Useful Tools

IPython

$ pip install ipython

BPython

$ pip install bpython

API Documentation

api

Additional Notes

Contribution notes and legal information are here for the interested.

Contribute

Python-guide is under active development, and contributors are welcome.

If you have a feature request, suggestion, or bug report, please open a new issue on GitHub. To submit patches, please send a pull request on GitHub. Make sure you add yourself to AUTHORS.

If you'd like to contribute, there's plenty to do. Here's a short todo list.

License

TBD.

Author

Kenneth Reitz

Info

Jul 19, 2016 0.5.1 clint