How could i slim Python for embedded ?

Steve Holden sholden at
Sun Oct 7 00:06:50 CEST 2001

"dag4004" <dag4004 at> wrote ...
> Hello,
> I want to use Python for an embedded computer so don't
> have some RAM/ROM.
> I firstly install Python2.0 from Mandrake 8.0 CD and Python was 605.6 ko
> size.
> Today i have download Python2.2a4 sources an compiled it and i get 2Mo
> !!!!!!!
> So i didn't undestand ??
> What is different ?
> What must i do to built a small interpretor ?
> Thanks
Well, you could do worse than take a look at the site for Pippy, Python for
PalmOS, which you can find at

They have source as well as binary distributions, although at the moment
their FAQ seems a little lightweight. Hope this helps.


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