Python Makefiles... are they possible?

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at
Wed Feb 13 01:55:54 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Malcolm White <white.m88 at> wrote:

> I have written a piece of code that will be part of a larger repository of
> related programs. Within this repository, it is standard to issue a 'make'
> command to compile any desired program. Is it possible to create a Makefile
> to compile a simple Python program? Based on what I have come across so
> far, this is not (at least not typically) the way things are done with
> Python.
> Thanks for any pointers in the right direction!

Python is an interpreted language.  The source code is 'compiled' into
bytecode when invoked.  Make is a process that converts source code to
compiled code, so it doesn't apply to python

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Joel Goldstick
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