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I'm writing Python for the first time, today.

Surprised to see that it doesn't check timestamps and recompile as needed. How do you get around this? Manually deleting the .pyc doesn't seem to remove the compiled version from memory.

Right now I'm exiting Python, deleting .pyc, reentering Python, import and run (between code edits) which is neither fun nor productive.
Dec 8 '07 #1
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Python should update the pyc files if you change the source file. I do not know why it does not in your case. You should Google about this issue. Maybe someone here knows why the recompile isn't happening. If you don't find Google results or no one here responds, you should post on the Python mailing list about the no-recompile issue. Let them know you posted here, and Googled.
Dec 9 '07 #2

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Are you working in an IDE such as IDLE or PythonWin? Have you tried reload(module_name)?
Dec 9 '07 #3

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