Python code persistance

Andrés ahindra at
Wed Aug 28 23:40:58 CEST 2002

"Andre Michel Descombes" <amdescombes at> wrote in message news:<akimoh$jh7$1 at>...
> Hi,
> I am using PythonForDelphi to execute some dynamic code coming from a string
> using the Exec function. The problem I have, is this string can be quite
> long and it takes quite a while to compile it everytime in order to call the
> several functions defined within it. Is it at all possible to persist this
> compiled code to disk or database in order to be able to just load it
> (without having to recompile it) the next time the program is run? I don't
> want to save it to a .py file if it can be avoided.
> Thanks for your help,
> Andre M. Descombes

import new

#the string with code
mycode = "print 'hello'\nprint 'world'"

#the built-in compile() function converts it to
#a code object (compiles it)

mycodeobj = compile (mycode,'<string>','exec')

#all the following are the code object properties and can be stored in a database
#, the tuple type can be pickled using the pickle or cpickle modules 

arguments = mycodeobj.co_argcount
nlocals = mycodeobj.co_nlocals
stacksize = mycodeobj.co_stacksize
flags = mycodeobj.co_flags
codestring = mycodeobj.co_code
constants = mycodeobj.co_consts
names = mycodeobj.co_names
varnames = mycodeobj.co_varnames
file = mycodeobj.co_filename
name = mycodeobj.co_name
firstlineno = mycodeobj.co_firstlineno
lnotab  = mycodeobj.co_lnotab

#with the new.code function the code object can be built

reconstructed = new.code (arguments,nlocals,stacksize,flags,

exec (reconstructed)

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