Is there a list of Python source files with descriptions anywhere?
carl_bevil at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 26 02:48:04 CET 2003
I need to pare down the Python interpreter a bit. I've done some searching on
this ng and with google, and found some interesting bits of advice and
solutions (unfortunately, none of the solutions solve my problem :-)
I'm embedding the interpreter in our application. I'm working on Windows and
have a CodeWarrior project which builds a slightly modified version of Python
2.2.1 for a proprietary platform. The platform has limited memory resources,
and I'm hoping to make Python's memory footprint smaller. Currently the
release build of the interpreter is about 1.5MB in size. I hope to cut that
So I started to look for a list of all of the interpreter source files (both
c and .py) with descriptions so that I can get a handle on what each does.
Some are integral to the core language, and others are special-purpose. It's
mainly the latter I want to target. I know there is much functionality
provided by Python that I don't need in my application. But some of the
"special-purpose" code I will want.
I can go through the C code file-by-file, and look through the docs to find
out the details of the .py files, but I was hoping there was a listing
somewhere which had breif descriptions of each of these, possibly listing
dependencies. This would give me a huge leg up.
Anyone know of such a list? My searching has come up empty handed.
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