python, perl - byte compiled files

wrobell wrobell at
Mon Nov 12 11:37:27 CET 2001

On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 11:22:28AM +0100, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 09:34:44PM +0100, wrobell wrote:
> > BTW. The last one should be fixed to include only *.py? files.
> I don't like the idea of making binaries from scripts.
> One of advantages of scripting languages is that you can look into the
> code whenever you want.
It was discussed some time ago and it has been decided that we distribute
only binary byte compiled files. It is the same case as in Java language,
where we distribute only *.class files (byte compiled) and not sources at all.
If you really need sources you can download .src.rpm.

I think, when Perl arrives with its own virtual machine and byte compiler
then we will distribute only binaries, too.

    wrobell <wrobell at>
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