Really, Amazingly Silly Question
johnroth at ameritech.net
Sat Mar 8 14:09:22 CET 2003
"Nilesta" <nilesta at nospam.sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> First, I realize that I'm asking an incredibly stupid question. I
> understand it. I am at one with my stupid question.
> Second, the question: Just how exactly do you compile python? I'm
> write the program, translate it into assembly, smack an .exe on the
> the name and give it to someone who's never heard of python and allow
> to run it on their machine by the incredibly complex process of double
> clicking. Or the equivilant on any other OS. I realize there has got
> a way to do this, other than manually, otherwise why bother with
> all? I have rumaged through the docs, and found info on all sorts of
> things, like zips, tars, and self-extracting magic dohickys. But my
> work-adled brain seems to have come to the conclusion that the only
> distribute it is to pack an interpreter with it, which seems
That's the way you do it, actually. There are a couple of methods of
packaging the executable, of which the best known is probably py2exe.
Look it up on Google "Python .exe" (that's a space between the two
> Third, and entirely off the point: My first programming language was
> bastardized version of Forth, MUF (That's sort of an upside-down and
> backwards version of any other programming language, in case you don't
> it), so my natural reaction to learning any other language is to come
> with my dukes up, ready to beat it into unwilling submission. I was
> blindsided by Python. I'm not real sure how to work with a language
> doesn't fight me tooth and nail.
That's one of the glories of Python. It kind of spoils you for other
> -- Nil
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