python compiler??

Andreas Kupries a.kupries at
Thu Nov 9 23:13:42 CET 2000

Jean-Claude Wippler <jcw at> writes:
> In article <8u8t7v018mc at>, "Alex Martelli"
> <aleaxit at> wrote:

 >> "Maurice Ling" <htling at> wrote in message
 >> news:3A07CCC0.52105127 at
 >>> Well, what I'm really interested in is, is there any python compiler 
 >>> that can compile python codes into standalone executables?

 >> See -- he offers tools
 >> to do that (which are *NOT* "python compilers") and points to a
 >> few alternatives (which might conceivably be seen as "compilers"
 >> in some sense -- at least, Python2C might be seen that way).
 >> Note that only in the Windows version does he build
 >> _truly_ totally self-contained executables -- "it's not
 >> culturally appropriate" (and is technically harder, it

 > There is more to it than that, though.  Maybe one day, Python will
 > add a little callback layer ("stubs") like Tcl does, then one could
 > go further as this recent Tcl-specific announcement by yours truly
 > illustrates:

See also

for self-extracting executables made from a shell script using basic
unix tools and an attached (see below) gzipped tar archive.

	| extracting shell script | tar.gz (payload) |

	Andreas Kupries <a.kupries at>

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