[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Lib modulefinder.py, 1.7, 1.8

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Nov 14 13:13:17 EST 2003

Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:

>     >> Have you tested freeze after this?  I'm not sure that receiving
>     >> extension module files won't confuse it.
>     Thomas> From what I remember, freeze has never 'worked' for me on
>     Thomas> windows - maybe I didn't try hard enough.
> Maybe freeze should be deprecated in 2.4.  There are other third-party
> packages (Gordon McMillan's installer and Thomas's py2exe) which do a better
> job anyway.  Does either one use freeze under the covers?

Not that I know of (although I'm not sure how installer does it under

But freeze has two advantages (from reading the sources):
- it should be able to work everwhere were a C compiler is available
- it is able to create true, single file executables.


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