[Distutils] Distributing __only__ *.pyc

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 08:16:08 CET 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 20:02, Brad Allen <bradallen137 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

That said, a decompiled Python files is so close to a source file that
you won't prevent anyone from seeing your code anyway.

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