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