Django / Pinax

Django is a web framework for professionals with deadlines. People like to interactively talk to their Django models. Currently Django comes with two hardcoded options. Either you use the standard Python REPL, or you use IPython.

Pinax is an integrated collection of Django applications, a sort of Django with out of the box models and views for a lot of stuff.

For those people wanting to use bpython with their Django installation you can follow the following steps. Written by Chanita Siridechkun. The following instructions make bpython try to import a setting module in the current folder and let django set up its environment with the settings module (if found) if bpython can’t find the settings module nothing happens and no environment gets set up.

The addition also checks if settings contains a PINAX_ROOT (if you use Pinax), if it finds this key it will do some additional Pinax setup. The Pinax addition was written by Skylar Saveland.

bpython uses something called the PYTHONSTARTUP environment variable. This is also used by the vanilla Python REPL.

Add the following lines to your .profile or equivalent file on your operating system (.bash_profile on Mac OS X if you use the default shell):

export PYTHONSTARTUP=~/.pythonrc

This sets the environment variable PYTHONSTARTUP to the contents of the ~/.pythonrc file when you log in.

To this ~/.pythonrc file you add the following lines:

    from import setup_environ
    import settings

    if settings.PINAX_ROOT:
        import sys
        from os.path import join
        sys.path.insert(0, join(settings.PINAX_ROOT, "apps"))
        sys.path.insert(0, join(settings.PROJECT_ROOT, "apps"))


And add an empty line at the end. You need one or it will raise an error.

Login again, or execute the source ~/.profile equivalent for your shell and you should be set to go if you run bpython in a django folder (where the resides).