[Python-ideas] Dump .pyo and the "optimize" flag

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Tue Feb 2 22:42:18 CET 2010

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 13:05, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Le mercredi 03 février 2010 à 06:58 +1000, Nick Coghlan a écrit :
>> The fact that asserts and if __debug__ blocks get skipped under -O
>> strikes me as more than adequate reason to consider optimised and
>> non-optimised bytecode as different things.
> Well, do people rely on this nowadays?
> With unit testing becoming very common (and recommended) practice, I'm
> not sure what sprinkling asserts in debug mode really brings.

We might not rely on them, but I am sure there are those who prefer
them on top of TDD (or instead of). Removing them would be somewhat
forcing a programming methodology on users which I think we should


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