[Python-Dev] __file__

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Mar 1 22:53:35 CET 2010

Ron Adam wrote:

> What if ... a bytecode-only mode is triggered by "__main__" loading from 
> a bytecode file, otherwise the .py files are needed and are checked to 
> make sure the bytecode files are current.

That would preclude having a bytecode-only library that
could be used by a sourceful program.

Such a situation might arise if you have an application
with a scripting interface that is used by importing
stuff from the application's internal libraries.


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