[Python-Dev] Pie-thon at OSCON 2004?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Jul 15 07:39:21 CEST 2004

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Except that the magic number changed.  Can we modify import.c so that
> it accepts the 2.3 magic number as well?

I believe it should correctly load and execute the old files, if that is
what you are asking.

Apart from the two new bytecodes, marshal now also does the string
interning. I don't know of any further changes to the format.


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