Codeobjects of Modules?

Martin von Loewis loewis at
Thu Jun 21 20:05:42 CEST 2001

gbgbgb at writes:

> Now I want to run entire pyc-Files and/or modules. How do I get the
> bytecode from modules and what is the format of the pyc-files. I could
> not find any documentation. 

Please have a look at the py_compile module. Essentially, it has the
magic, a time stamp, and the marshalled code object of the module.

> After finishing the PVM in Python I want to port it to - please do not
> kill me - JAVASCRIPT. I think this could be interesting to be able to
> execute python-byte-code on NS and IE without JAVA.

You can already do that, without either Java or JavaScript, using a
Python plug-in. For IE, PythonWin supports ActiveScripting out of the


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