Make Python "portable" by default! (Re: Python IDE/text-editor)

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Apr 17 11:39:54 CEST 2011

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 7:13 PM, Wolfgang Keller <feliphil at> wrote:
>> You can't run Python programs without a Python interpreter installed.
> Wrong.
> See e.g.

Uhm... how does that disprove? Whatever language you distributed code
is in, you need something on the computer that can read it. Only pure
machine code needs no interpreter (and even that's arguable, but the
interpreter is in hardware instead of software). With code that's
distributed in source form (all interpreted / shell languages, plus
most open source C/C++ code today), you need to have a
language-specific interpreter or compiler before you can run it.

Chris Angelico

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