How to know that two pyc files contain the same code

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Mar 10 23:52:04 CET 2012


On Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:48:48 +0100, Gelonida N wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I want to know whether two .pyc files are identical.
> 
> With identical I mean whether they contain the same byte code.

Define "identical" and "the same".

If I compile these two files:


# file ham.py
x = 23
def func():
    a = 23
    return a + 19



# file = spam.py
def func():
    return 42

tmp = 19
x = 4 + tmp
del tmp


do you expect spam.pyc and ham.pyc to count as "the same"?


-- 
Steven



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