Use Jython to make true executable?

Tomasz Stochmal tom at
Sun Jun 10 14:39:56 CEST 2001

carlf at (Carl Fink) wrote in message news:<slrn9i28es.aq7.carlf at>...
> I'm a Python beginner, so forgive me if this question is stupid.
> A common request on this group is a true compiler to convert a Python
> script to a directly-executable program. (ELF for Linux, .exe for
> Windows/DOS, etc.)  There apparently used to be a python2c project
> which was abandoned.
> Couldn't you develop your program in Jython, "compile" it to Java
> bytecodes, then run them through GCC?  I haven't tried it, but I've
> read that GCC can convert Java to direct executables.  
> Now, I also am far from a Java expert.  For instance, would Swing be
> convertible using GCC given that it's not free software?
> So, is this idea so obvious that it has to have a flaw?

for Windows just use py2exe

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