I’ve found it to be incredibly helpful to emulate having a library installed on my system rather than depending on my local directory path to pick up my file edits. To do this in a python project, we need to add the
--editable flag to a pip install.
First uninstall whatever version of your
library you have.
pip uninstall library
Then in your folder with the
setup.py run the following command
pip install --editable .
This will then create a symlink from your site-packages directory to the directory in which your code lives.
Once you’re ready to install it formally,
pip uninstall library pip install .
pip wheel .