compile python to binary

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Mon Jan 24 06:26:55 EST 2005

Daniel Bickett wrote:

>> oh, you mean that "python compiler" didn't mean "the python compiler".
>> [snip]
> I simply inferred that he was using the wrong terminology, being that
> he said "binary" twice ;-)

yeah, but PYC files (which is what the standard compiler produces) are binary
files too, in all the usual senses of that word -- and it's not that uncommon that
people ship Python programs as a bunch of EXEs/DLLs (or equivalents), and
PYC files.


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