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Python, Be Bold!


On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 7:42 AM Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer
<arj.python at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Fri, 3 Jan 2020, 00:33 Chris Angelico, <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> A jar is just an archive of Java class files. It's approximately
>> equivalent to a zip file of .pyc files.
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> Exactly the idea, that's why i said zipapp might be a good candidate
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>> No, but there are package managers for Windows and Mac too. (I don't
>> think there's any first-party package manager for Macs, but there are
>> some very popular third-party ones eg Homebrew.)
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>> And that's the problem: the single-file executable requires you to
>> bundle everything, update it yourself, and duplicate all the code
>> everywhere.
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>> Using a package manager means you have ONE copy of the Python
>> interpreter, and all your scripts depend on it. If you update that
>> interpreter, ALL scripts benefit from the update. This is a solved
>> problem.
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> I am not proposing native executables, but a .jar like executable. The term executable refers to one click run.
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Then we already have this. On Windows, set your file associations
appropriately. On Unix-like platforms, have a shebang at the start,
and chmod it +x. Example:

https://github.com/Rosuav/shed/blob/master/steamguard

ChrisA