the general development using Python

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Jul 9 15:59:31 CEST 2013

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 6:41 PM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM, CM <cmpython at> wrote:
>>> There are projects that "bundle" the CPython interpreter with your
>>> project, but this makes those files really big.
>> Maybe 5-20 MB.  That's a lot bigger than a few hundred K, but it's not that important to keep size down, really.
> Funny story: at my workplace we solve the distribution problem by
> placing both the Python interpreter and applications on a network
> share.  I have inherited a program that nonetheless is stored on the
> network share as a pyInstaller bundle because it is (perceived to be)
> faster to transfer a single .exe over the network during start-up than
> all the individual files on demand.

It might actually be faster, if the startup cost of a transfer is high
- which it very often can be. But it would likely also be faster to
transfer a single .zip or .tar.gz for the same benefit; or, depending
on requirements, use 'git pull' or scp.


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