[Python-il] controlling the generation of pyc files
amitds at oversi.com
Wed Mar 3 10:59:28 IST 2010
A process of mine executes a python program, and fails because the
python program, being invoked for the first-time, attempts to generate
.pyc files in a directory where it has no write permissions.
I want to guarantee that pyc files are already present when the process
executes the program, or, if that's not feasible, to force the program
not to generate them.
Seems to me that this is a common issue, hence I thought there exists a
common solution. However, I can't put my finger on a common-practice
here. The possible directions I've found so-far are:
1. '-B' command line option. Not suited for me because it's >=2.6.
2. use the 'distutils' framework. I'm not familiar with 'distutils', so
I'm not sure it actually help me. But even if it can, it seems like a
heavy-duty tool, too heavy for this issue.
Anyone knows of other options?
I'd appreciate feedback - whether I'm on the right track. It looks
unnatural to me that such an issue shouldn't have a straight-forward
More information about the Python-il