[Python-Dev] Computed Goto dispatch for Python 2
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
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"
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
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