On 5/5/2018 10:30 AM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
On Fri, May 4, 2018, 7:00 PM Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
What are the obstacles to including "preloaded" objects in regular .pyc files, so that everyone can take advantage of this without rebuilding the interpreter?

Would this make .pyc files arch specific?

Lots of room in the __pycache__ folder.

As compilation of the .py module proceeds, could it be determined if there is anything that needs to be architecture specific, and emit an architecture-specific one or an architecture-independent one as appropriate?  Data structures are mostly bitness-dependent, no?

But if an architecture-specific .pyc is required, could/should it be structured and named according to the OS conventions also:  .dll  .so  .etc ?

Even if it doesn't contain executable code, the bytecode could be contained in appropriate data sections, and there has been talk about doing relocation of pointer in such pre-compiled data structures, and the linker _already_ can do that sort of thing...