Python bytecode compatibility between interpreter versions
oussoren at cistron.nl
Mon Mar 22 10:32:40 CET 2004
>> In practice though, there is really just one implementation of Python
>> (with the standard libraries... excluding Jython)
That's *two* implementations of Python: CPython and Jython, one of
which uses pyc files. You're conveniently ignoring the primary example
of a Python interpreter that does not use pyc files.
>> which works using the
>> same bytecode mechanism on _all_ platforms, so as far as I can tell,
>> it would be quite feasible to distribute applications in .pyc form.
Yes it is feasible to distribute apps in .pyc form, as long as you
target a specific version of Python.
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