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What build tool do you prefer for python files?

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I want to build python software and applications. What build tool do you think i should use?Please Help Me!!!!!!!!!
Mar 29 '08 #1
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Smygis
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Build? Like in compile? Or like in develop?
Mar 29 '08 #2

kaarthikeyapreyan
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Build? Like in compile? Or like in develop?
Is there any tool to get an compiled python file ? cause i believed that the python interpreter takes care of that.
Mar 31 '08 #3

jlm699
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Google py2exe, it's a very simple to use utility to create executable files from your python scripts.
Mar 31 '08 #4

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I want to build python software and applications. What build tool do you think i should use?Please Help Me!!!!!!!!!
Python is not a compiled language ... so if you are saying 'build' in that sense then
there is nothing needed to 'build' python software. Its like scripting .. its interpreted at run time. If you are looking to build applications that can be executed with the mouse (double-clicked) then try py2exe (windows) or py2app (macosx) ... these are great for making your python program into a stand-alone program. If you are looking for something (text editor) just to write the programs in then there is the 'IDLE' interface which is fairly easy to manage (like notepad but with syntax highlighting and an option to 'run' the script) ... but I just use 'vi' ... it takes a bit of work to learn the keystrokes though .... others prefer 'emacs' .... again its like notepad but you can't
run the script from within the editor (unlike IDLE).

Hope this helps,
Mar 31 '08 #5

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I use pyinstaller to build my python scripts. I wrote a python IDE a few months ago which has an automated spec and exe builder built into it, very easy to use, I still haven't gotten around to finishing it yet. I'll have a root around my harddrive for it and post it here later.

but yeah python is a scripting language, if you are looking to build small fast compact applications you want to distribute, I suggest you try a statically typed language like C++ or C# or if you want something more python like try http://boo.codehaus.org/
Apr 3 '08 #6

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