[Tutor] Mysterious .pyc
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:59:06 -0000
> import leap2
> It creates a file called leap2.pyc
As already explained Python does that each time you import
a module for the first time.
On subsequent imports Python will use the .pyc file which
makes the program run faster. Python is just trying to be
> Why is it doing that? The leap2.pyc has some unreadable junk
Yeah, its for python to read not humans.
> And how come I don't have to specify where Python is located
> on my system in a program?
Because the python installer set up your PATH environment variable
to point to where it installed Python. The same reason when you
click on a document file you don't need to tell windows where your
copy of MS Word is stored.