[Python-Dev] SET_LINENO and python options

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Sun, 30 Jul 2000 08:07:18 -0400

Hasn't backward compatibility already been broken for 2.0?  So why not
break it a little more?  

It always seemed odd to me that the current line number is always kept
up to date, even though 99.999% of the time, no one will care.  Why
not just keep a small table that holds the offset in the bytecode at
which each line starts, and look it up when it's needed?