[Python-Dev] __file__ and bytecode-only

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Mar 4 02:49:23 CET 2010

On Mar 03, 2010, at 07:37 PM, Jim Jewett wrote:

>I understand the need to ship without source -- but why does that
>require supporting .pyc (or .pyo) -only?
>Couldn't vendors just replace the real .py files with empty files?

Yes, I think that's a possibility.  What would people think about that?

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