peter at engcorp.com
Tue Jan 28 15:00:58 CET 2003
Carl Banks wrote:
> Peter Hansen wrote:
> > Newt wrote:
> >> From a command line, how do I create pyc files? I know I can do it from
> >> within IDLE, but I want to use a different editor (for other languages).
> > I just started wondering, why do you want to do this? Do you
> > realize that Python automatically creates the pyc files for
> > you when you import modules? It is only in rare cases that
> > you actually need to generate a .pyc file "manually". Maybe
> > this is not such a case? Just wondering...
> Maybe he's trying to install a package by hand. If you just copy the
> .py files to a library directory, a user python process couldn't store
> the .pyc files, so you compile the .py files before copying.
I got the impression from the "I want to use a different editor" part
that he thinks he needs to compile Python code from within the editor
before running it during development, just as you often do in an IDE
for a statically compiled language such as C. Maybe your theory is
closer to the truth though.
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