GCJ equivalent for Python?

Ed Suominen ed-no at spam-eepatents.com
Wed Nov 24 20:16:56 CET 2004


I have been programming Python for a year or so and like everything about it
except for the difficulty of distributing programs to someone who doesn't
have the 10MB+ interpreter package downloaded installed.

I'm a frequent user of pdftk, a Java-based PDF-manipulation program that
runs natively (no JVM required) because it is compiled with gcj. It's
plenty fast and you really never know that it was written in Java unless
you try to build it.

So, the question naturally arises, why isn't there something like the gcj
compiler for Python?

Ed Suominen
Registered Patent Agent
Open-Source Software Author (yes, both...)
Web Site: http://www.eepatents.com



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