[Python-Dev] Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sun May 31 12:47:50 CEST 2015

On 31 May 2015 at 11:41, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 May 2015 at 10:14, Xavier Combelle <xavier.combelle at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> +1. The new embeddable Python distribution for Windows is a great step
>>> forward for this. It's not single-file, but it's easy to produce a
>>> single-directory self-contained application with it. I don't know if
>>> there's anything equivalent for Linux/OSX - maybe it's something we
>>> should look at for them as well (although the whole "static binaries"
>>> concept seems to be fairly frowned on in the Unix world, from what
>>> I've seen).
>> Just curious What is "the new embeddable Python distribution for Windows" ?
> Python 3.5 ships a zipfile which contains a self-contained Python
> installation, intended for embedding. The idea is that you unzip it
> into your application directory, and use it from within your
> application (either via the embedding API, or using the included
> python.exe/pythonw.exe). It doesn't use the registry, or any global
> resources, so it's independent of any installed python that might be
> present.

By the way, IMO the new embeddable distribution is a pretty big deal
on Windows. To make sure that it doesn't end up unnoticed, can I
suggest we include a prominent "What's New" entry for it, and a
section in "Python Setup and Usage" under "Using Python on Windows"
for it?

I'd hate to find that 3 or 4 versions from now, we're still trying to
remind people that they can use the embeddable distribution, in the
same way that executable zipfiles ended up an almost unknown feature
for ages.


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