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To get off my noob status i am following the Learn python the hard way course.

I really like it but at one point it says make a bin directory. In all games and other programs i saw to a bin directory but what does it do?

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Typically the bin directory is for binaries, which are output by the compiler – Rob Nov 22 '11 at 22:17
Sounds like a good place to put your .exe files if you use py2exe. – Fred Mar 9 '14 at 14:43
@Fred: One normally puts python scripts to be executed to bin as well. – Jan Hudec Mar 10 '14 at 7:33

I don't know in what context it was mentioned in the course, but the bin directory is usually (almost always) where the binaries/executable files are located.

It is the directory which usually doesn't go under source control, and gets rewritten every time upon each new build.

I hold no sentimental value towards it.

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+1 for that last line :D – naiad Nov 23 '11 at 6:17

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