[Python-Dev] PEP 3147: PYC Repository Directories

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sat Feb 6 21:21:29 CET 2010

On Feb 03, 2010, at 01:17 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

>Can you clarify? In Python 3, __file__ always points to the source.
>Clearly that is the way of the future. For 99.99% of uses of __file__,
>if it suddenly never pointed to a .pyc file any more (even if one
>existed) that would be just fine. So what's this talk of switching to

Upon further reflection, I agree.  __file__ also points to the source in
Python 2.7.  Do we need an attribute to point to the compiled bytecode file?

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