.pyc from stdin?
lallous at lgwm.org
Thu Oct 8 11:10:15 CEST 2009
"Shay Telfer" <shaypython at earthyself.com> wrote in message
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> It seems that python will accept a .py file piped from stdin, but not a
> .pyc file (and there don't seem to be any flags to allow this). Am I
> missing something?
> cat blah.py | python
> works, but
> cat blah.pyc | python
Try for example: python -c "import blah"
> doesn't. (If you're wondering why anyone would do this it's because I'm
> actually intending to use curl rather than cat :)
The former works because the Python interpreter understands python syntax,
and when you (in the latter case) provide the interpreter a pyc file it
surely won't work because it does not understand those compiled bytes just
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