How big is python24.dll?

Tony Meyer t-meyer at
Tue Jul 13 07:00:06 CEST 2004

[Martin v. Löwis]
> If this kind of combination has any effect on the size, it 
> rather causes to safe space than to waste it: that way, 
> Python ships with less DLLs, which means fewer files, and 
> less overhead for DLL data structures.

Except if you're using something like py2exe, which bundles up only those
dlls that (it thinks) are needed, which will always include pythonXX.dll.  I
could (just) squeeze a py2exe'd application on a floppy with Python 2.3, but
couldn't do that with 2.4.

However, it's rare that size matters this much <wink> and it's not like
Python 2.2/2.3 are going anywhere, anyway.

=Tony Meyer

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