[Python-Dev] PYC Magic

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 07 Feb 2002 22:04:47 -0500

> FYI, I've bumped the PYC magic in a non-standard way (the old 
> standard broke on 2002-01-01); please review:

This is fine.  I never intended the algorithm as reversible, just as a
way to come up with unique magic numbers.  There is no requirement
that from the magic number one can calculate the date it was assigned.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)