[Import-SIG] PEP for the removal of PYO files
brett at python.org
Fri Feb 27 20:40:08 CET 2015
On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:28 PM Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> On Feb 27, 2015, at 2:26 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 1:28 PM Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> This looks great Brett, thanks for pushing it forward. I think it's a
>> perfectly natural and consistent extension to PEP 3147.
>> Some comments inlined.
>> On Feb 27, 2015, at 05:06 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:
>> > - 0: ``.pyc``
>> > - 1 (``-O``): ``.pyo``
>> > - 2 (``-OO``): ``.pyo``
>> This is all the rationale I need. :)
>> >The "opt-" prefix was chosen so as to provide a visual separator
>> >from the cache tag. The placement of the optimization level after
>> >the cache tag was chosen to preserve lexicographic sort order of
>> >bytecode file names based on module name and cache tag which will
>> >not vary for a single interpreter. The "opt-" prefix was chosen over
>> >"o" so as to be somewhat self-documenting. The "opt-" prefix was
>> >chosen over "O" so as to not have any confusion with "0" while being
>> >so close to the interpreter version number.
>> I get it, and the examples you include in the open questions is helpful,
>> but I
>> still don't like "opt-". We'll no doubt bikeshed on this until Guido
>> decides but looking at the examples below I'd be okay with 'O<level>'.
>> you consider 'opt<level>', e.g. imporlib.cpython-35.opt0.pyc ?
> Nope, and I'll think about it and at least add it as a possibility.
>> >Compatibility Considerations
>> Just as PEP 3147 had to make backward compatibility concessions to .pyc
>> living outside __pycache__ (which I think is still supported, right?)
> Unfortunately yes.
>> I think
>> you'll have to do the same for traditional .pyo files, at least for Python
>> 3.5. You won't have to *write* such files, but if they exist and the
>> corresponding optimization level pyc file isn't present in __pycache__,
>> have to load them.
>> It might in fact make sense to add some language to this PEP saying that
>> Python 3.6, support for old-style .pyc and .pyo files will be removed.
> Ah, but you see the magic number changed in Python 3.5 for matrix
> multiplication, so pre-existing .pyo files won't even load, so they will
> have to be regenerated regardless. I will mention that in the PEP.
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> Some people ship .pyc only code, do people also ship .pyo only code?
Definitely possible as is shipping both .pyc and .pyo files.
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