[Twisted-Python] Understanding the role of .tap files

Itamar Shtull-Trauring itamar at itamarst.org
Fri Aug 13 08:33:44 MDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 21:58, Abe Fettig wrote:

> I'm looking for help understanding how .tap files are meant to be used 
> in production.  I know that a .tap, when generated, contains the 
> configuration info for an application.  And there are tools like tap2deb 
> and tap2ntsvc that take the information in a .tap and convert it into an 
> installable packages.

tap2deb and friends also work on .tac files, which are Python files (see
the application howto for an example). .tac files allow you to give
users a Python file for config that they can edit. Or, your .tap or .tac
could load a config  file in the format of your choice and use that to
configure your app, and then users could edit that.

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