Tiny/small/minimalist Python?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Jul 2 05:09:19 CEST 2007

"rtk" <oneelkruns at hotmail.com> wrote in message 
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| I'm looking for information on building a tiny/small/minimalist/
| vanilla python interpreter.  One that implements the core language and
| a few of the key modules but isn't tied to any specific operating
| system.
| I guess I'm asking for the smallest subset of the standard Python
| source code files that is necessary to get a working interpreter using
| a plain C compiler.
| Is this even possible?  If so, has someone done it already?  I've
| looked on Google and in comp.lang.python but nothing comes up.

Google 'tinypython' and first entry is Mark Hammond's answer to nearly same 
question.  And some other responses might help you

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