RELEASED Python 2.3.1

Thomas Heller theller at
Thu Sep 25 16:52:03 CEST 2003

"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at> writes:

>> "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.

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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