[New-bugs-announce] [issue17232] Improve -O docs

Maciej Fijalkowski report at bugs.python.org
Tue Feb 19 07:25:01 CET 2013

New submission from Maciej Fijalkowski:

This is what the current documentation says:

Turn on basic optimizations. This changes the filename extension for compiled (bytecode) files from .pyc to .pyo. See also PYTHONOPTIMIZE.

Discard docstrings in addition to the -O optimizations.

As far as I know, the only "optimization" that's done is removal of __debug__ sections and assert statements and has been like this for years. Maybe it should say so "-O does not do any optimizations, only removes assert statement" or so.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 182365
nosy: docs at python, fijall
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Improve -O docs
type: behavior

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