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

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Tue Sep 16 13:47:06 EDT 2003

"Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net> writes:

> [Thomas Heller]
>> Temporary download url:
>> http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/python-2.3.1-beta1.exe
>> This is built from CVS 23maint branch, some hours ago.  The uncommited
>> changes I made are here, together with additional comments:
>> http://www.python.org/sf/796919
>> Only slightly tested so far.
> Slightly more now, on Win98SE.  Cool!  I thought something was wrong because
> the install on Win98SE went faster than I was used to.  Turns out that's
> just because we're installing 1,200+ fewer files than we used to (thanks to
> shipping all the HTML docs in a single .chm file).
> Everything I tried worked fine.  I think the *default* should be not to
> compile .pyc files.  Regardless of the default, popping up a DOS box during
> compilation doesn't bother me at all.

Great, I'll change it. But when there's an option to compile .pyc,
shouldn't there also be an option for .pyo (and should it use -O or -OO)?


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