On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 5:39 PM Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
What's the advantage of having it as an official part, rather than
remaining a third-party tool?
Easy generation of executables. Installing a version of Python gives you a complete suite
Producing native executables is an attractive nuisance. It doesn't
actually prevent people from disassembling your code (many MANY people seem to think that it does),
The purpose is to create a packed state, not obfuscation. The ability to just run your program without worrying about further installation
it locks in a particular Python version,
it locks in an OS architecture, it locks in everything that you shouldn't be locking in.
That's the purpose of executables.
The purpose of executables is to make it harder to apply bug fix releases of Python? I thought that was an unwanted side effect.