RELEASED Python 2.3.1

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Sep 25 16:08:55 CEST 2003

> "Cousin Stanley" <CousinStanley at> writes:
> >     Would it be feasible to eliminate the Python Docs
> >     from the standard distribution and always download
> >     separately if desired ????
> >
> >     This would eliminate downloading the docs twice
> >     if the user wants the separate doc files and provide
> >     a leaner download for non-programming Python users
> >     that will never develop anything in Python themselves
> >     but who want a run-time environment only ....

I agree that a separate Windows run-only distribution (including .pyc
instead of .py files) would be a good idea.  But someone has to
volunteer the time or money to make it happen.  The current release
procedure is still being refined and documented by the current

Terry J. Reedy

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