RELEASED Python 2.3.1
theller at python.net
Thu Sep 25 16:52:03 CEST 2003
"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu> writes:
>> "Cousin Stanley" <CousinStanley at hotmail.com> 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.
Why would you distribute .pyc instead of .py files? Most of the time
they are not even smaller, and tracebacks would be problematic.
> But someone has to volunteer the time or money to make it happen.
If interesting ideas evolve, I might be interested.
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