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Development Environment and librairies


  • pydev
  • mylin


Please here after the typical list of addition packages I'm using.
Most of same are compliant with pip download installation mode:
pip install <package> or <installation directory>\python.exe -m pip install <package>

  • doxypypy : required for documentation generation
  • pylint: required for code quality
  • openxl : MS Excel & Libreoffice calc files manipulation
  • pyqt5 :
  • py2exe
  • rtcclient : optional RTC management
  • lxml (see below for installation)
  • pywin32 (see below fo installation)
  • unidecode (pylib)

lxml installation instructions

As on Windows download pip lxml installation may failed, use the file pip installation mode:

pywin32 installation instructions

Three install solutions are availble:

  1. use pypiwin32 a pip compliant version of pywin32 but at time I'm writing this lines only the 2.19 is available where the official package is now available in version 2.20
  2. download the installation package from official site direct access to build 220 files
  3. Install form source package

= installation issue workaround = If the install package complains to not find any Python36 amd64 installation, try using the source package

= installation from source package =

  • Download the source package, unzip it
  • Make sure to have latest visual studio SDK installed
    • Choose Start, expand All Programs, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Tools, and then choose a command prompt
  • Make sure your python installation is in PATH
    SET PATH=<python.exe directory path>;%PATH%
  • Run the following command from source directory:\\C:\Apps\Python36\pywin32-220>python -q install
  • If your experimented the following issue
> python install
Building pywin32
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 16, in <module>
File "<string>", line 1944, in <module>
File "<string>", line 594, in __init__
File "C:\Apps\Python36\lib\", line 75, in join
    path = os.fspath(path)
TypeError: expected str, bytes or os.PathLike object, not NoneType is looking for Visual Studio SDK and is not able to find it (I got this with Visual Studio 15), to workaorinf this you have to manually set the MsSdk environment variable.

  • Search for windows.h in c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs
  • SET MSSdk=c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1A\
  • Run ' -q build' or ' -q install' command and waiting a while … (remove the -q to have detailled build) information
  • For a full installation process inclusing COM components do to same configuration and commands from a Command line opened 'as Adminstrator' (right click)
SET PYTHONDIR=C:\Apps\Python36
# CD %PYTHONDIR%\pywin32-220
# SET MSSdk=c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1A\
# python -q build
# python -q install

Development Rules

Fundamental Rules

RUL_GEN_001 Important Rule

<note tip> If you don't understand why you should not modify a line, DON'T MODIFY IT! </note>

RUL_GEN_002 More Important Rule

Don't modify a line just to make it nicer, better, what ever justification you want, until there is a declared issue or an enhancement or task assigned to you linked with the line.

RUL_GEN_004 Most Important Rule

<note warning> In any case, Keep it simple </note>

RUL_GEN_005 Guru rule

Do what I say, Don't do what I do.

Comment Rules

RUL_CMT_001 Comments

A comment is there to explain the code not to rephrase it.
Comment shall not contradict the code, update the comment with the code.

RUL_CMT_002 Doc Strings

Always use DocStrings for Files, Class and functions comment block.

RUL_CMT_004 DocString is for users

DocString section is for user of the element not for developper/maintainer. It shall explain how to use the class/function, not how it has been developped.

RUL_CMT_003 Maintainer comments

Use standard comment immediatly of SocString section for developper/maintainer comments explaining design trick of a class/function.

Coding Rules

RUL_COD_001 : Python version

Python 3.7 is the preferred Python version. If Python2 is required use Python 2.7.<latest>


Follow the Python development guidelines described in PEP008 with the following adaptations


Use Pylint to check to compliance of your code AND FIX ALL WARNINGS.
Justification is required when you disable a checker.

Edition Rule

RUL_WRI_001 Tab is not space

Configure your editor to replace TAB character by 4 spaces. If your editor is not enable to replace automatically, don't use TAB or better change your editor to another one.

RUL_WRI_002 : UTF-8 (deprecated as default in Python3)

Make sure your environment is configured to use only 'UTF-8'.

# -- coding:UTF-8 --
RUL_WRI_003 : Activate future features (Python2 only)

Make your Python2 code compliant with Python3 by inserting at least : (from Python pour la rentrée 2019 — partie 2)

from __future__ import absolute_import
from __future__ import division
from __future__ import print_function
from __future__ import unicode_literals

from builtins import *

from future import standard_library
RUL_WRI_004 Indentation

Always use 4 spaces indentation except for function arguments indentation.(see PEP008)


RUL_STR_01 bytes storage (was: str usage)

Python2: Use str only for internal 7 bits characters string or bytes storage
Python3: Use only bytes for bytes storage.

RUL_STR_002 QString usage

Use QString only for Qt API functions and methods, convert results as soon as possible to unicode to be compliant for Python functions.

RUL_STR_003 Use unicode

For all other strings use unicode only strings.


RUL_CLS_001 Forget old-style class

Python 2: Any class MUST inherit directly or indirectly from ``object``.


Use ``self`` to identify instance parameter and ``cls`` for class related parameter.

python.txt · Dernière modification: 2019/09/10 16:52 de francois