Why Python?

Michael mogmios at mlug.missouri.edu
Mon Mar 1 09:14:26 CET 2004

>>>2. Python programs are somewhat difficult to distribute compared to
>>>programs in languages that compile to native code.
>>How do you figure this one?  Something to do with statically linked
>>libraries?  (I'm a Python newbie, but have been programming in general
>>for almost 20 years, about half of that professionally.)
>Basically you have to distribute the Python interpreter along with your
>program, since you generally can't rely on the end user having (the correct
>version of) Python installed.
It's really no harder a dependency to check than for shared libraries or 
such with C programs.

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