Retracing your steps in an interactive python env

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Tue Sep 15 02:48:02 CEST 2009

Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> I wonder whether there's a third party module which will take the output 
> of dis.dis and try to reverse engineer Python code from it?

There used to be decompyle, but it hasn't been kept up-to-date, at least not 
publicly. There used to be a service that would use an updated decompyle on your 
uploaded bytecode through the web for a fee, but I don't know of anyone who used 
it. It always seemed a little shady to me.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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