This module provides some utility functions to support installing
Python libraries. These functions compile Python source files in a
directory tree, allowing users without permission to write to the
libraries to take advantage of cached byte-code files.
The source file for this module may also be used as a script to
compile Python sources in directories named on the command line or in
- compile_dir (dir[, maxlevels[, ddir]])
Recursively descend the directory tree named by dir, compiling
all .py files along the way. The maxlevels parameter
is used to limit the depth of the recursion; it defaults to
10. If ddir is given, it is used as the base path from
which the filenames used in error messages will be generated.
- compile_path ([skip_curdir[, maxlevels]])
Byte-compile all the .py files found along sys.path.
If skip_curdir is true (the default), the current directory is
not included in the search. The maxlevels parameter defaults
to 0 and is passed to the compile_dir() function.
Module py_compile (Byte-compile a single source file.)
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