[Python-Dev] Deploying embedded Python
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Mon Dec 17 23:25:03 CET 2007
[Apologies if this isn't the right list but I couldn't find any mailing
list specifically dedicated to embedded Python. Does such a list exist?]
I'm currently looking into a few deployment issues with our embedded
Python interpreter and I'm looking for any information about deploying
embedded Python that people may have. Specifically, I'm looking for the
1) How to define a useful subset of the stdlib that can serve as an
initial basis for the installation but later allows upgrade to the
"full" library if desirable. In other words, I'd like to deploy a small
subset of the stdlib to begin with (simply because of size constraints)
which may later be extended to a full stdlib if this is desirable. Has
someone done this before? I'd love to have a small "Python.zip"
cross-platform stdlib surrogate that just gets shipped with the product.
If not, what is the right starting point for analyzing the dependencies
inside the stdlib?
2) How to isolate the embedded interpreter from environmental effects. I
have found that on occasion, the interpreter would pick up "stray"
installations which can cause weird problems. Which environmental
settings affect the startup of an embedded Python interpreter? How does
one work around/remove those dependencies? Is there any information
available about how exactly the startup works? What is being read/loaded
in which order etc?
3) General advice about deploying embedded Python. Pointers to web
sites, general experience (good or bad) etc. are all very welcome.
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