Minimilistic Python on Linux?

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Fri Mar 13 04:44:52 CET 2009

En Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:52:38 -0200, Royce Wilson <rww993 at>  

> Thanks, much better. What exactly do I lose when I launch python without
> completes the module search path (sys.path), adding the  
site-packages directory, processing .pth files, and other per-site and  
per-user configurations. Also, configures some options in the interactive  
interpreter (processing PYTHONSTARTUP, enabling interactive help()  
support, and the builtin quit/exit/license/credit/copyright functions)

Disabling (and cropping the standard library) only makes sense for  
an embedded interpreter - a "normal" installation, for "general" usage,  
should be complete IMHO.

Gabriel Genellina

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