python compiler??

Maurice Ling htling at
Tue Nov 7 10:34:57 CET 2000

Well, what I'm really interested in is, is there any python compiler that can
compile python codes into standalone executables?


Terry Reedy wrote:

> > Is there a python compiler somewhere??
> Yes: the standard Python 'interpreter' compiles Python source code to
> Python Virtual Machine PyCode before interpreting/executing it.
> Yes: JPython/Jython compiles Python source code to Java Virtual Machine
> JCode (name?) for execution by that 'machine'.
> No: there have been efforts to translate Python to C for compilation to
> native machine code but they have not yet been successful, that I know of,
> for reasons discussed in many previous postings.
> There are other answers, but I suspect that the above is the one you were
> looking for.
> Terry J. Reedy

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