[Python-Dev] PEP 3147 ready for pronouncement and merging

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 16:33:15 CEST 2010

Isaac Morland wrote:
> I have one wording suggestion which I hope isn't bikeshedding: up above,
> I think the sentence containing "pyc files will contain a magic string"
> would be clearer if it made it clear that the file *names*, not (just?)
> the file contents, will contain the magic tag.

That's not bikeshedding, that's picking up a mistake in the PEP :)

Indeed, the magic tag only goes in the file names (the pyc files
themselves contain the corresponding magic number, just as they always


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