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easy absolute path for settings.py

Author:
pgugged
Posted:
June 29, 2008
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Tags:
settings
Score:
2 (after 2 ratings)

when you deploy djangos apps, some servers have problems resolving the absolute path of some files (e.g: sqlite3 + lighttpd + apache), using the snippet above solves this issue :)

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import os
#ROOT : the django proyect root
ROOT = lambda base : os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), base).replace('\\','/')

#usage examples

DATABASE_NAME = ROOT('data/mydb.db')

TEMPLATE_DIRS = (
    ROOT('templates'),
)

#...

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