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Merge pull request #43 from techtonik/patch-1

Fixed #18267 -- document `settings.configured` property.
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commit aa757ac22de3e657df49086cf01a26f6c73b8dfb 2 parents 5f75ac9 + 59d2b8a
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@@ -220,7 +220,7 @@ In this example, default settings are taken from ``myapp_defaults``, and the
The following example, which uses ``myapp_defaults`` as a positional argument,
is equivalent::
- settings.configure(myapp_defaults, DEBUG = True)
+ 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
@@ -242,7 +242,16 @@ is accessed.
If you set ``DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE``, access settings values somehow, *then*
call ``configure()``, Django will raise a ``RuntimeError`` indicating
-that settings have already been configured.
+that settings have already been configured. There is a property just for this
+purpose:
+
+.. attribute: django.conf.settings.configured
+
+For example::
+
+ from django.conf import settings
+ if not settings.configured:
+ settings.configure(myapp_defaults, DEBUG=True)
Also, it's an error to call ``configure()`` more than once, or to call
``configure()`` after any setting has been accessed.
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