Python 2.7 importing pyc files without py files

Mircescu Andrei mircescu.andrei at
Wed Feb 19 23:03:07 CET 2014


I encountered a strange issue. I have an application which uses extensively python 2.7.6 (CPython).

The issue that I see is the following:
If there are only pyc files, the loading time of the application is much more than if I have pyc and py files. It is behind with 2 minutes more than if it had py files

Do you have any idea why this is happening ? Maybe is because, python tries to search the py file in all the paths and this search is exhaustive ? This is the best guess I could figure it out but I'm not sure. 

Also, if this is the scenario, there is a way I can stop this, to not search for the py files ? is there an api ? or a compiling flag I should set ?

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