Getting lost as to what thread this belongs in...

But another tack to take toward a single executable is Cython's embedding option:

This is a quick and dirty way to create a C executable that will then run the cythonized code, all linked to the python run time.

At this point, it still requires the python shared lib, and I think any other compiled extension is shared, too. And if you run Cython on all the python code and modules you use, you'll have a LOT of shared libs. But perhaps one could re-do the linking step of all that and get a single compiled exe.

and IIUC, the way Windows dll hell works, if you stuff the whole pile into one dir -- you will get a single executable directory, if not a single file.

and about a 2X performance boost, as well, when you cythonize pure Python, at least in my limited experience.

Just a thought.



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