Beginners list of Python donloads - please review
steve at ninereeds.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Feb 14 18:49:59 CET 2004
On Sat, 14 Feb 2004 13:35:47 GMT, "Will" <wstandley at netpv.com> wrote:
>I running Windows XP Pro and wanted to download Python and any additional
>tools I should consider using as I get going...
>3 - Py2exe from http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/py2exe/index.html
Py2exe strikes me as probably unnecessary for a beginner. It's more
something to use when you're distributing a final program, and even
then there are arguments against this approach as well as for it.
Of course beginners may be reassured just to know it's there if they
>6 - Python Docs from http://www.python.org/doc/2.3.3/
Aren't the Python Docs included in the main Python distribution?
For more advanced beginners (if that isn't a contradiction <g>) who
are interested in C/C++ interoperability, you might want to list...
Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator - automatic generation of
wrapper code to link C/C++ and Python (or a range of other
Boost C++ libraries, including Boost C++, for extending and
If you want to write an extension module more as an optimisation
rather than for interoperability, Pyrex is basically a compiled
language with near-Python syntax, which can make a huge difference
for some types of code.
steve at ninereeds dot fsnet dot co dot uk
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