A Django newbie question:
What is the recommended way of handling settings for local development and the production server? Some of them (like Constants, etc) can be changed/accessed in both, but some of them (like paths to static files) need to remain different, and hence should not be overwritten everytime the new code is deployed...
Currently, I am adding all constants to settings.py. But every time I change some constant locally, I have to copy it to the production server and edit the file for production specific changes... :(
Edit: looks like there is no standard answer to this question, I've accepted the most popular method.
try: from local_settings import * except ImportError as e: pass
You can override what needed in
local_settings.py; it should stay out of your version control then. But since you mention copying I'm guessing you use none ;)