[Python-Dev] __debug__ and py_compile
Tue, 28 Mar 2000 22:15:00 -0500
Hi all --
a particularly active member of the Distutils-SIG brought the
global '__debug__' flag to my attention, since I (and thus my code)
didn't know if calling 'py_compile.compile()' would result in a ".pyc"
or a ".pyo" file. It appears that, using __debug__, you can determine
what you're going to get. Cool!
However, it doesn't look like you can *choose* what you're going to
get. Is this correct? Ie. does the presence/absence of -O when the
interpreter starts up *completely* decide how code is compiled?
Also, can I rely on __debug__ being there in the future? How about in
the past? I still occasionally ponder making Distutils compatible with