Not all .PY files are compiled to .PYC during execution

Erik Max Francis max at
Fri Feb 13 04:41:32 CET 2004

Tony C wrote:
> Why is the application file not compiled to .PYC  ?

When you import a .py file, a .pyc is created.  When you run it
directly, it isn't.  The thinking is probably that something that's a
module is less likely to change than something that's a script.  I don't
really think there's much stock to take in the difference; it's just the
way it is.

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