[Python-Dev] Importing .pyc in -O mode and vice versa

Delaney, Timothy (Tim) tdelaney at avaya.com
Tue Nov 7 00:53:26 CET 2006

"Martin v. Löwis" wrote:

> Greg Ewing schrieb:
>> I think I'd be happy with having to do that explicitly.
>> I expect the vast majority of Python programs don't
>> need to track changes to the set of importable modules
>> during execution. The exceptions would be things like
>> IDEs, and they could do a cache flush before reloading
>> a module, etc.
> That would be a change in behavior, of course.
> Currently, you can put a file on disk and import it
> immediately; that will stop working. I'm pretty sure
> that there are a number of applications that rely
> on this specific detail of the current implementation
> (and not only IDEs).

Would it be reasonable to always do a stat() on the directory, reloading if there's been a change? Would this be reliable across platforms?

Tim Delaney

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