Including binary files in a .py file; advice needed
gmduncan at netspace.net.au
Thu Jun 5 04:53:26 CEST 2003
Here's what I want to do; distribute a .py file (a GUI app) with
an embedded (binary) .GIF file (a photo of me at 1 yo ;) rather than
distribute both separately. For convenience, mainly.
If in a Unix shell script, I'd uuencode the .GIF and include the
printable-ASCII file in it as a 'here' file. When executed the script
would 'cat' it out to e.g. a /tmp file from the main body of the script,
then uudecode the /tmp file to revert to the original .GIF file.
I imagine in Python, one could place the uuencoded file (lines)
as a triple-quoted string, then uudecode it the .py program.
Anything better ?
The Martellibot's PIAN is silent on this ;
fine book otherwise <0.9 wink>
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