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Our official position (so far, mobile is a new use case since the last time it was discussed) is that we don't go out of our way to support sourceless distribution, and in general we discourage it.  That is, it is left to the packager of a sourceless program to deal with removing the source and putting the .pyc files in the right place for python to find them.  So, yes, this requires at *least* a discussion on python-ideas, and possibly a PEP.

If this is adopted '--enable-legacy-pyc' would be the wrong name for the option, since it is in fact forcing legacy pyc...and if the only reason is to reduce space by omitting the source, then it should also not install the source so the name is wrong :)

But, this conversation should continue on python-ideas.  I'm -1 myself, for the record.
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