[Python-Dev] Single-file Python executables (was: Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2)

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri May 29 14:57:40 CEST 2015

On Fri, 29 May 2015 18:36:02 +1000
Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> The point is, in the Linux circles I move in, this idea of single file 
> installation would be about as popular as a police raid at a rave club. 

This is frankly not true. There are many programs (e.g. games) which are
not available as distribution packages, and can't rely on the user's
distribution to provide the right versions of the required pieces of
infrastructure. Those programs have to bundle the whole stack

Perhaps in *your* Linux circle you never use such programs, but they do
exist and are part of the ecosystem.



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