For some reason I’ve gotten pretty confused trying to do this one. I’ve gone through the text multiple times, and through the video 3 times (since I couldn’t completely get the work done on the text alone). It’s actually been hard even putting words to my challenges with this and properly describing my setup, but I’ve persisted for this long (about 8 hours over 4 days) …
I think I have 2 remaining questions:
- Using Windows 10, I do get the “\skeleton” directory and daughter folders described on page 233 (although I had to move a file over from a directory to get there - I forget which one). But my prompt looks like this now:
(lpthw) PS C:\Users\paulc.venvs\lpthw\projects\skeleton>
In Zed’s video the “lpthw” directory is not in the prompt. (In the book the entire directory prompt doesn’t seem to be listed anywhere, which is why I think I got confused.) As I said, everything downstream from the \skeleton dir is there (with the small problem mentioned in Q2 below). So … Should I be moving the \skeleton dir and its contents up so that it is a daughter dir of .venvs and a sister dir of \lpthw ? (I was thinking of just using file explorer to do this.) If I do, will there be any unexpected consequences?
Thoughts? If it’s “ok” I’ll do so, but I haven’t edited anything beyond this point yet.
- I ALWAYS type the exercises by hand, but this time I was concerned that I might make an undetected error in such a complicated (to me!) process, so I copy-pasted “setup.py” from the book, editing out the line numbers of course. The weird thing is that the size of the resulting file was a few bytes larger than Zed’s example in the video. Maybe I’ve got an extra space or two that I can’t see, but I did look diligently and couldn’t find any differences in my text.
Is this likely to make a difference going forward as we work with these testing files?
Thanks to all who read this. I appreciate those of you with a much higher knowledge level than mine taking the time to read through what must be really simple noob questions, and assuming that I’ve done my due diligence before posting. (Clearly one day soon I’ve got a lot of “paying it forward” to do.)