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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Mar 2 20:52:59 CET 2010

On Mar 02, 2010, at 09:34 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

>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.

I think that's fair, and just the guidance I'm looking for.  By now you
understand the pros and cons, so if this is a pronouncement, I will cement it
into the PEP.

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