This is from 2.0b2 Windows, and typical:
C:\Python20>python -v # C:\PYTHON20\lib\site.pyc has bad magic import site # from C:\PYTHON20\lib\site.py # wrote C:\PYTHON20\lib\site.pyc # C:\PYTHON20\lib\os.pyc has bad magic import os # from C:\PYTHON20\lib\os.py # wrote C:\PYTHON20\lib\os.pyc import nt # builtin # C:\PYTHON20\lib\ntpath.pyc has bad magic import ntpath # from C:\PYTHON20\lib\ntpath.py # wrote C:\PYTHON20\lib\ntpath.pyc # C:\PYTHON20\lib\stat.pyc has bad magic import stat # from C:\PYTHON20\lib\stat.py # wrote C:\PYTHON20\lib\stat.pyc # C:\PYTHON20\lib\string.pyc has bad magic import string # from C:\PYTHON20\lib\string.py # wrote C:\PYTHON20\lib\string.pyc import strop # builtin # C:\PYTHON20\lib\UserDict.pyc has bad magic import UserDict # from C:\PYTHON20\lib\UserDict.py # wrote C:\PYTHON20\lib\UserDict.pyc Python 2.0b2 (#6, Sep 26 2000, 14:59:21) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
That is, .pyc's don't work at all anymore on Windows: Python *always* thinks they have a bad magic number. Elsewhere?
Also noticed that test_popen2 got broken on Windows after 2.0b2, for a very weird reason:
C:\Code\python\dist\src\PCbuild>python ../lib/test/test_popen2.py Test popen2 module: testing popen2... testing popen3... Traceback (most recent call last): File "../lib/test/test_popen2.py", line 64, in ? main() File "../lib/test/test_popen2.py", line 23, in main popen2._test() File "c:\code\python\dist\src\lib\popen2.py", line 188, in _test for inst in _active[:]: NameError: There is no variable named '_active'
C:\Code\python\dist\src\PCbuild>python ../lib/popen2.py testing popen2... testing popen3... Traceback (most recent call last): File "../lib/popen2.py", line 195, in ? _test() File "../lib/popen2.py", line 188, in _test for inst in _active[:]: NameError: There is no variable named '_active'
Ah! That's probably because of this clever new code:
if sys.platform[:3] == "win": # Some things don't make sense on non-Unix platforms. del Popen3, Popen4, _active, _cleanup
If I weren't on vacation, I'd check in a fix <wink>.