On Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:29:18 +0300 Serhiy Storchaka <storch...@gmail.com> wrote: > > A bugfix release can fix bugs in bytecode generation. See for example > issue27286.  The part of issue33041 backported to 3.7 and 3.6 is an > other example.  There were other examples of compatible changing the > bytecode. Without bumping the magic number these fixes can just not have > any effect if existing pyc files were generated by older compilers. But > bumping the magic number in a bugfix release can lead to rebuilding > every pyc file (even unaffected by the fix) in distributives.
Sure, but I don't think rebuilding every pyc file is a significant problem. It's certainly less error-prone than cherry-picking which files need rebuilding. Regards Antoine. _______________________________________________ Python-ideas mailing list Pythonemail@example.com https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-ideas Code of Conduct: http://python.org/psf/codeofconduct/