[Python-ideas] Importing orphaned bytecode files

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 02:47:33 CET 2009


On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 8:03 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> writes:
>
>> Brett Cannon wrote:
>>
>> > In a perfect world I would make pyc/pyo files completely optional
>> > and only an optimization that could not work w/o the corresponding
>> > source.
>>
>> That wouldn't be a perfect world in every universe. For example,
>> consider an app installed in an embedded device with limited memory --
>> the source is never going to be seen by anyone, and all it would do is
>> waste resources.
>
> If we're positing a perfect world, then all embedded devices would have
> the source code available and inspectable by any interested user.

Please. Seriously, can we drop this and stop complaining about top
posting? I'm pretty sure "alt.general.python.chat" is someplace else.
No one cares.



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