Bug 460334 - python -OO not stripping docstrings
python -OO not stripping docstrings
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: James Antill
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-27 12:44 EDT by Tomeu Vizoso
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 10:12:24 EDT
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patch from upstream fixes (1.39 KB, patch)
2008-08-27 13:00 EDT, Tomeu Vizoso
no flags Details | Diff
correct patch (819 bytes, patch)
2008-08-27 13:42 EDT, Tomeu Vizoso
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Tomeu Vizoso 2008-08-27 12:44:46 EDT
Description of problem:

python -OO is supposed to generate .pyo files without docstrings, but the files still contain those. This increases significantly the memory usage of big python programs (like OLPC's Sugar).

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. compile a module with docstrings like this: 'python -OO /usr/lib/python2.5/py_compile.py <module_with_docstrings.py>'
Actual results:

open the <module_with_docstrings.pyo> generated file and check that it still contains the docstrings

Expected results:

the docstrings are not in the .pyo files

Additional info:

Has been fixed upstream in the following tickets:

Comment 1 Tomeu Vizoso 2008-08-27 13:00:28 EDT
Created attachment 315120 [details]
patch from upstream fixes
Comment 2 Tomeu Vizoso 2008-08-27 13:42:55 EDT
Created attachment 315125 [details]
correct patch
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