Using bytecode, not code objects

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Sun Jan 29 03:51:25 EST 2006

Fabiano Sidler wrote:

> I'm looking for a way to compile python source to bytecode instead of
> code-objects. Is there a possibility to do that? The reason is: I want
> to store pure bytecode with no additional data.

use marshal.

> The second question is, therefore: How can I get the correct values
> for a given bytecode, such as the stacksize and flags attributes of
> the correspondent code object?
> No, I don't want to extract all of these things out of a code object.

you don't have to.  marshal can convert a code object to a single byte
string, which contains everything you need.  see the second example on
this page for sample code:


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