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Clarified (hopefully) how to use the default settings override in con…


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7 docs/settings.txt
@@ -771,6 +771,13 @@ is equivalent::
settings.configure(myapp_defaults, DEBUG = True)
+Normally, you will not need to override the defaults in this fashion. The
+Django defaults are sufficiently tame that you can safely use them. Be aware
+that if you do pass in a new default module, it entirely *replaces* the Django
+defaults, so you must specify a value for every possible setting that might be
+used in that code you are importing. Check in
+``django.conf.settings.global_settings`` for the full list.
Either configure() or DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE is required

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