[Mailman-Users] byte-compiling mm_cfg.py?

John W Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Wed Feb 27 00:30:28 CET 2002

At 14:50 -0600 2/26/2002, Charles Sebold wrote:
>Should mm_cfg.py be byte-compiled?
>I would think not, unless one were prepared to recompile it every time
>mm_cfg.py is changed.  Is that correct?

Let Python do its thing.  When a module is imported (which is what
mm_cfg.py is and what happens to it in Mailman), and Python finds a .pyc
file with a modified date older than that of the .py file, the .pyc is

It's not supposed to be possible to import a stale .pyc file.  BUT...I
suspect that with a little help from the touch command, one could confuse
things.  (Modify the .py file, then set its modified date back using touch.
Don't do this for mission critical code.)


John Baxter   jwblist at olympus.net      Port Ludlow, WA, USA

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