Python .elc and /etc/magic

Michael Hudson mwh at
Wed Nov 14 13:10:02 CET 2001

Oleg Broytmann <phd at> writes:

> On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 11:35:00AM +0000, Michael Hudson wrote:
> > [mwh at starship mwh]$ python1.5
> > 1.5 0xa0d4e99
> > >    0	belong		0x994e0d0a	python compiled
> > > 
> > Where did they get that number from?  Doesn't seem to match anything I
> > can find.
>    This is just reverse byte order of your 0xa0d4e99 :)

Oh yeah <slaps forehead>.  And then they forgot to twiddle their magic
file when they upgraded to Python 2.0.


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