very newbie question

John J. Lee jjl at
Sun Aug 3 02:52:44 CEST 2003

Gerhard Häring <gh at> writes:

> Agent Mulder wrote:
> > Hi group,
> > I wonder if I can do Windows programming
> > in python. I work with c++ now and do the
> > Windows part raw. It's difficult to get my app
> > over 150K (need some heavy inlining, that's all).
> > Does python support nitty-gritty Windows-
> > programming?
> The win32 extensions have support for a lot of the win32 API. Your

Lightweight, but 'very alpha' (in the author's words):

ctypes, py2exe (has some form of COM support, IIRC), McMillan
installer are probably also all worth a look.

> 2) If you're really concerned about download size I have a project
> named "PyhtonRuntime" in planning/proof-of-concept stage. The point of
> this is that if you have n apps that depend on Python the Python
> runtime will only be downloaded once. It also includes a dead simple
> package system and it's win32 only.



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