If your’e hacking in many Python projects in parallell you will sooner or later run in to a Python package hell. The different projects might need different versions of Python or some package. I have also found it comfortable to know what packages the code I develop on actually depends on. A wonderful solution for this kind of problems is
virtualenv allows you to have a totally isolated Python environment for each of your projects.
sudo pip install virtualenv cd /your/project-1 virtualenv virtualenv source virtualenv/bin/activate
PS1 in Bash will now look something like this:
(virtualenv)[sebastian ~/git/git-hall-of-fame (master)]$
So anything you install via
easy_install now will be installed for this
I have one
virtualenv for each of my projects inside the
git structure, and then I add
.gitignore to keep the changes locally.