[Distutils] Experience of setuptools' cache design

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Jan 18 16:08:51 CET 2008

On Jan 18, 2008, at 9:49 AM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> At 11:34 AM 1/18/2008 +0100, Viktor Fougstedt wrote:
>> My thoughts (perhaps useful, perhaps not):
>> * Primarly, I think it is unfortunate that an "import foo" starts
>> creating files in the file system - it is not what I personally
>> expect from doing an "import"!
> Note that normal imports will also create .pyc or .pyo files
> alongside the source, if a valid compiled version of the source isn't
> available.

Only if the process has write access to the directory. No error occurs  
if the pyc files can't be written.


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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