Size limit on compiling?

Peter Hansen peter at
Thu Feb 26 15:31:02 CET 2004

Leif K-Brooks wrote:
> I have a Python file of 1.2MB (it's a static database, not code, so it
> really does have to be that big). It doesn't seem to get compiled when
> imported (there's no .pyc file created), so importing it takes a few
> seconds which I would really like to avoid. Is Python not compiling it
> because of the large size? Is it because the whole file is on one really
> long line? How can I fix this?

If it's the main file, it won't get compiled anyway.  Only files
that are imported are compiled.  In any case, see Aahz' answer for the
best approach.


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