[Zope-DB] Pitfall: mxODBCZopeDA and test runner in 2.9+

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Thu Oct 12 20:00:09 EDT 2006

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On 12 Oct 2006, at 17:57, Charlie Clark wrote:

> Am 10.10.2006, 23:35 Uhr, schrieb Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com>:
>> If you fail to use -k, the zope test runner will delete bytecode  
>> for all
>> your products - including mxODBCZopeDA, which has no .py files to  
>> fall
>> back on.  Ouch. I'll investigate further - there might be a bug to  
>> file
>> against zope.testing.
> For development purposes of this nature you might drop mxODBCZopeDA  
> in your SOFTWARE_HOME rather than INSTANCE_HOME which should protect.

Since I've come against this myself, I'd really like to know a single  
sane reason to ship just pyc files. Don't get me wrong, I like the  
product and will recommend it all day long, but shipping just pyc  
files is odd. Not only gives it a queasy feeling of "well, I guess  
they really don't trust their paying customers", it also legally  
prevents me from creating patches to help you guys because that would  
imply I ran one of the easily-available code decompilers against  
those Python modules. Even regardless of the ease with which pyc  
files can be reconstituted into readable Python.

I just couldn't come up with one good reason.


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