[Python-Dev] Breaking bytecode only imports (was Re: __file__)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Mar 2 18:34:26 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 5:03 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> P.S. I actually started this thread as a +0 to the idea of dropping
> bytecode only imports. Over the course of the discussion I've shifted to
> a firm -1 in the absence of some proper comparative benchmarks to
> justify the change in semantics.

FWIW, I started at -1 and am still -1. I think the PEP is overreaching
in this aspect; it does not serve the stated purpose of the PEP to
make life easier for distros that share code between Python versions.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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