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A Cross-Python bytecode disassembler, bytecode/wordcode and magic-number manipulation library/package.
The Python dis_ module allows you to disassemble bytecode from the same version of Python that you are running on. But what about bytecode from different versions?
That's what this package is for. It can "marshal load" Python bytecodes from different versions of Python. The command-line routine pydisasm will show disassembly output using the most modern Python disassembly conventions.
Also, if you need to modify and write bytecode, the routines here can be of help. There are routines to pack and unpack the read-only tuples in Python's Code type. For interoperability between Python 2 and 3 we provide our own versions of the Code type, and we provide routines to reduce the tedium in writing a bytecode file.
This package also has an extensive knowledge of Python bytecode magic
numbers, including Pypy and others, and how to translate from
sys.sys_info major, minor, and release numbers to the corresponding
So If you want to write a cross-version assembler, or a bytecode-level optimizer this package may also be useful. In addition to the kinds of instruction categorization that `dis`` offers, we have additional categories for things that would be useful in such a bytecode optimizer.
The programs here accept bytecodes from Python version 1.0 to 3.10 or so. The code requires Python 2.4 or later and has been tested on Python running lots of Python versions.
When installing, except for the most recent versions of Python, use
the Python egg or wheel that matches that version, e.g.
Of course for versions that pre-date wheel's, like Python 2.6, you will have to use eggs.
To install older versions for from source in git use the branch
python-2.4-to-2.7 for Python versions from 2.4 to 2.7,
python-3.1-to-3.2 for Python versions from 3.1 to 3.2,
python-3.3-to-3.5 for Python versions from 3.3 to 3.5. The master
branch handles Python 3.6 and later.
The standard Python routine:
pip install -e . pip install -r requirements-dev.txt
A GNU makefile is also provided so
make install (possibly as root or
sudo) will do the steps above.
$ make check
A GNU makefile has been added to smooth over setting running the right command, and running tests from fastest to slowest.
If you have remake_ installed, you can see the list of all tasks
including tests via
$ ./bin/pydisasm -h
for usage help.
As a drop-in replacement for dis
`xdis` also provides some support as a drop in replacement for the the Python library `dis <https://docs.python.org/3/library/dis.html>`_ module. This is may be desirable when you want to use the improved API from Python 3.4 or later from an earlier Python version. For example: >>> # works in Python 2 and 3 >>> import xdis.std as dis >>> [x.opname for x in dis.Bytecode('a = 10')] ['LOAD_CONST', 'STORE_NAME', 'LOAD_CONST', 'RETURN_VALUE'] There may some small differences in output produced for formatted disassembly or how we show compiler flags. We expect you'll find the ``xdis`` output more informative though. See Also -------- * https://pypi.org/project/uncompyle6/ : Python Bytecode Deparsing * https://pypi.org/project/decompyle3/ : Python Bytecode Deparsing for Python 3.7 and 3.8 * https://pypi.org/project/xasm/ : Python Bytecode Assembler * https://pypi.org/project/x-python/ : Python Bytecode Interpreter written in Python .. _trepan: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/trepan .. _debuggers: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/trepan3k .. _remake: http://bashdb.sf.net/remake .. |Supported Python Versions| image:: https://img.shields.io/pypi/pyversions/xdis.svg .. |Latest Version| image:: https://badge.fury.io/py/xdis.svg :target: https://badge.fury.io/py/xdis .. |PyPI Installs| image:: https://pepy.tech/badge/xdis/month .. |packagestatus| image:: https://repology.org/badge/vertical-allrepos/python:xdis.svg :target: https://repology.org/project/python:xdis/versions .. _dis: https://docs.python.org/3/library/dis.html