small python implementation or python subset ?

Brian Lloyd Brian at
Wed Feb 9 11:01:33 EST 2000

> It is a somewhat difficult job to trim python down quite that small
> and still have much left...
> In the context of some research we are doing, we are exploring some
> ways to use Python in a trim embedded environment.  Anyone else doing
> this sort of thing?

When I first started out on Python for CE I did a draconian
build that scrapped all but the most utterly essential builtin
modules (I think I only kept sys and strop, in fact). As I 
recall, the python15.dll that popped out was 250K-ish. As you
pointed out though, hitting the size target doesn't help much 
if what's left is too minimal to solve your problem...

Brian Lloyd        brian at
Software Engineer  540.371.6909              
Digital Creations 

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