[Twisted-Python] How do I modify sys.path in a .tap file?

Paul Moore pf_moore at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 22 13:10:45 EST 2003

I have an application which needs to modify sys.path, in order to pick
up its configuration file (written in Python, naturally :-)) But I'm
not sure how I do this.

Ideally, I'd like to set an option in the tap config file, so I could
just do

    mktap MyApp --confdir ....

and be able to use config["confdir"] to set "something" which would be
picked up and added to sys.path when I run the tap file with twistd.
But I'm not sure how I could do this.

Subclassing service.MultiService, so that I could set sys.path in
startService(), worked OK, but I'm not sure if that's the best idea. 
Is there another way of doing this sort of thing, that I'd be better

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