[pypy-dev] __pycache__ folders

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Tue Jul 31 10:27:40 CEST 2012


Hi Marcus, Armin, 

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 09:25 +0200, Armin Rigo wrote:
> Hi Marcus,
> 
> PyPy contains no logic to create or search for __pycache__.  A grep
> tells me that neither does CPython 2.7.  You are probably confused by
> py.test creating them.

... creating them during a pypy test run - the artificats (*.pyc files) of 
such runs should not be distributed as Matti points out.  Not sure it helps
in this case but in general you can set PYTHONDONTWRITEBYTECODE=1 to
prevent writing of such files.

best,
holger

> 
> A bientôt,
> 
> Armin.
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