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# Routine to "compile" a .py file to a .pyc file.
# This has intimate knowledge of how Python/import.c does it.
# By Sjoerd Mullender (I forced him to write it :-).

MAGIC = 0x999903

def wr_long(f, x):
	f.write(chr( x        & 0xff))
	f.write(chr((x >> 8)  & 0xff))
	f.write(chr((x >> 16) & 0xff))
	f.write(chr((x >> 24) & 0xff))

def compile(file, cfile = None):
	import os, marshal, __builtin__
	f = open(file)
	codestring = f.read()
	timestamp = os.fstat(f.fileno())[8]
	f.close()
	codeobject = __builtin__.compile(codestring, file, 'exec')
	if not cfile:
		cfile = file + 'c'
	fc = open(cfile, 'w')
	wr_long(fc, MAGIC)
	wr_long(fc, timestamp)
	marshal.dump(codeobject, fc)