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Embeded Linux and Python

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I want to use python heavily on my embeded linux. What would the best
way be to slim down Python. Only keep those modules you would
acctually need, and not imparing Python's capabilities?

Previous experiance would be greatly appreciated,

Jens Thiede.
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Jens Thiede wrote:

I want to use python heavily on my embeded linux. What would the best
way be to slim down Python. Only keep those modules you would
acctually need, and not imparing Python's capabilities?

Previous experiance would be greatly appreciated,


What kinds of constraints do you have as to memory or storage space?

We had Python running once on a 1MB RAM/1MB Flash machine, but eventually
the difficulties involved pushed us to a larger processor which had 32MB
RAM and 64MB Compact Flash (which is several times more than we actually
need by the way). Both of these were embedded systems.

Generally I believe the cost of maintaining a specialized version of
Python such as what we first had would be larger than the cost of just
buying better/larger hardware. Our volumes are very low, however, so
perhaps you would weight things differently.

-Peter
Jul 18 '05 #2

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