[Distutils] Distributing __only__ *.pyc

Brad Allen bradallen137 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 20:02:58 CET 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Torsten Mohr <tmohr at s.netic.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> not sure if this is possible, i'd like to distribute a pure python module as
> .pyc because there is some code in there that idon't want to spread yet.
> I plan to release the code as open source later, but it is not possible for
> now.
> I know that something like disassembling is possible but for i don't expect
> that somebody will take that effort.
> Is it possible to distribute a module.pyc using distutils?
> How would that setup script look like?

I don't know about with distutils, but setuptools has an
--exclude-source-files option for creating an egg, used like this:

python setup.py bdist_egg --exclude-source-files

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