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PYC File Format

Python compiled script file

PYC files contain compiled source code written in the Python programming language, a dynamic, object-oriented language used for creating a wide variety of software. Python runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux/Unix, Palm handhelds, and Nokia mobile phones, and it has been ported to Java and .NET virtual machines. Older platforms it runs on include OS/2 and Amiga.

MIME type: application/x-bytecode.python, application/x-python-bytecode


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William Brogden writes about Web service clients with Python.

This was last updated in October 2010
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