Python as an extension language

James Stroud jstroud at
Mon Mar 6 21:18:10 CET 2006

Torsten Bronger wrote:
> Hallöchen!
> Sybren Stuvel <sybrenUSE at> writes:
>>Torsten Bronger enlightened us with:
>>>I already know how to do that in principle.  My only concern is
>>>distributing the thing, especially for the Windows platform.
>>Check out distutils and py2exe.
> I know that py2exe can convert a Python script into an EXE file,
> however, I have no Python script.  I only have C++ source code, and
> I'd like to avoid saying, "well, please install my little EXE and
> this 10MB Python MSI for scripting it".
> Tschö,
> Torsten.

Even if you had 30 different things to install to make your program 
work, you could bundle them into one double-clickable installer with 
inno setup. Usage is very easy. Also, read the FAQ and knowledge base 
entirely if you want to make pretty slick installers. Link:


James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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