[Tutor] Is python just a scripting language?

David Ascher da@ski.org
Mon, 1 Nov 1999 09:15:07 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

On Mon, 1 Nov 1999 alan.gauld@bt.com wrote:

> There should be compiled scripts too - files ending in .pyc
> These load slightly faster than scripts and can be distributed 
> if, for some reason, you want to protect your source code from 
> scrutiny.

Just FYI, they're not designed to protect the user from reading them, and
are easily 'uncompiled'.

> The freeze tool for producing executables is somewhat limited 
> and produces rather big files since, as far as I can tell, 
> it basically bundles up the interpreter and all required units
> into a big binary! (I think its only for Windows too)

Freeze also works on Unix.