[Python-Dev] Windows installer and .pyc files mtime

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Aug 28 09:02:40 EDT 2003

> While I'm still waiting for the money to come in, I have changed the
> wise script (but this is still uncommitted) to fire up compileall.py
> on the standard library, exluding the Lib/test subdir, in both normal
> and optimized mode.  This can be disabled in the advanced install
> options dialog.
> It fires up this ugly dos box, but I don't have time nor motivation to
> write a wise extension only for a progress bar instead - the only other
> possibility would be to run the compilation with pythonw.exe, and so
> totally hide it from the user, and run it in the background without
> waiting for it.

That would be bad I think.  Personally, I can live with the DOS box,
although I wonder if it would scare Tim's sisters.

Maybe you can make this another compilation option, one that is off by

> If I find time before my vacation, I can try to build an installer beta
> and upload it to starship (hopefully this works again), if anyone wants
> to try it out.

I'd love to, so please do.

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

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