[Python-Dev] importing .pyc-files generated by Python 1.5.2 in
Python 1.6. Why not?
Fred L. Drake
Tue, 23 May 2000 09:11:14 -0700 (PDT)
On Tue, 23 May 2000, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Peter Funk <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > (and this would also be "carrying owls to Athen" for Linux systems)
> > [I don't know whether this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ careless translated
> > german idiom makes any sense in english ;-) ]
> There is a precise equivalent: "carrying coals to Newcastle".
That's interesting... I've never heard either, but I think I can guess
the meaning now.
I agree; it looks like there's some work to do in getting the .pyc
loader to be a little more concerned about importing compatible marshal
formats. I have an idea about how I'd like to see in done which may be a
little less magical. I'll work up a patch later this week.
I won't check in any changes for this until we've heard from Guido on
the matter, and he'll probably be unavailable for the next couple of days.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>