This module provides some utility functions to support installing Python libraries. These functions compile Python source files in a directory tree, allowing users without permission to write to the libraries to take advantage of cached byte-code files.
The source file for this module may also be used as a script to
compile Python sources in directories named on the command line or in
10. If ddir is given, it is used as the base path from which the filenames used in error messages will be generated. If force is true, modules are re-compiled even if the timestamps are up to date.
sys.path. If skip_curdir is true (the default), the current directory is not included in the search. The maxlevels and force parameters default to
0and are passed to the compile_dir() function.