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Embedding version in command-line program

Marco Sulla <Marco.Sulla.Python at gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, 7 Oct 2020 at 14:16, Loris Bennett <loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de>
> wrote:
>> But the toml file isn't part of the distribution and so it won't be
>> installed.
>> I suppose I could write a separate program which parses the toml file
>> and then just injects the version into __init__.py.
> Yes, I do not know poetry, but I suppose you can generate it in its
> setup. I usually create a separate VERSION file and I read it in
> __init__.py. Other people creates a version.py that is evaled inside
> __init__.py

I ended up using the module 


which allows one to extract the version like this:

  import poetry_version

  __version__ = poetry_version.extract(source_file=__file__)



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