[Python-Dev] More Python command-line features
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Fred L. Drake, Jr." <email@example.com
Wed, 8 Sep 1999 09:35:28 -0400 (EDT)
Greg Ward writes:
> Regarding -O, it would also be nice to have a higher-level way to find
> out what optimization level the current interpreter is running under.
> Currently, as I understand it, there's no way to predict whether
I agree. In fact, I'd even be willing to add support to compile the
parse-trees produced by the parser module with or without optimization
(pick your favorite level); that would be easy with the current
I didn't add this earlier because Guido objected, saying that the
internal optimization flag could change. That would require that the
parser module implementation change accordingly. I don't think that
would be a huge problem, other than for my having to send Guido a
pre-forma gripe that he'd given me more work to do two days before a
So, should <ast-object>.compile() accept an optional optimization
level, with the default being to use the "current" setting?
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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