[Python-Dev] __file__ and bytecode-only

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Mar 4 04:48:36 CET 2010

Antoine Pitrou wrote:

> Actually, I find it neater to have a single cache directory. It makes
> for much less clutter, and simpler ignore rules.

Another possibility would be to have a single top-level
cache directory with a subdirectory for each version:


I don't think this ought to increase the stat call
count, since the interpreter will always be looking
for a particular version of bytecode, so it can
just stat for the appropriate subdirectory


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