Django App Settings
I hate pasting blobs into my settings.py every time I enable an app.
This is a Python module which provides a sane way for reusable Django apps to configure themselves.
It's a drop-in replacement for the
django.conf.settingsclass. You can fetch all of your project, app, and global default settings via a single
It doesn't touch your project's settings module, and existing Django apps are free to ignore it. Your app can even fall back to the usual method if this module isn't available.
App settings are prevented from clobbering built-in settings. They can only add settings.
Project settings (in DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE) override app settings.
Using per-app prefixes is a good idea, but not mandatory.
I'm also aware that this feature has been rejected numerous times on the Django trac. But pasting a bunch of junk into my settings.py each time I add an app is a pain in the ass.
I saw this snippet. It's insufficient.
Checking for a setting (via settings.hasattr), and falling back to a hard-coded default value is a terrible solution, because your defaults are duplicated and buried. They should be easily discoverable.
Where you would usually do something like:
from django.conf import settings getattr(settings, "MY_SETTING", "DEFAULT")
settings.py file in your app, containing:
MY_SETTING = "DEFAULT"
and do something like:
from djangoappsettings import settings settings.MY_SETTING
If you'd like to support this module where available, but fall back to the usual method if not, just
try: from djangoappsettings import settings except: from django.conf import settings settings.MY_SETTING
$ git clone git://github.com/adammck/django-app-settings.git $ cd django-app-settings $ python setup.py install
This was created to scratch an itch for the RapidSMS project. I hope it will be useful to others, but it doesn't have any docs or tests yet, and hasn't been field tested. There are almost certainly bugs. Use it at your own risk. (But do use it, because it's way better.)
Patches and pull requests are very welcome. Please file bugs on GitHub.
 http://code.djangoproject.com/browser/django/trunk/django/conf/global_settings.py  http://github.com/jabapyth  http://github.com/jabapyth/django-appsettings  http://www.djangosnippets.org/snippets/573/  http://rapidsms.org  http://github.com/adammck/django-app-settings/issues