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Old 07-29-2011, 05:37 AM   #1
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Question Why do we need Python installed if we use Python apps in Linux?


Don't they compile Python apps into binaries?
 
Old 07-29-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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Generally, Python is an interpreted language, so it needs an interpreter installed. You can even start it in interactive mode (I often use that for quick calculations on the command line). For better performance Python apps are compiled at runtime (Just-in-Time compilation), but they still need the Python libraries.
 
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Don't they compile Python apps into binaries ?
Please have a closer look at the Python applications for Arch.
Most are marked "Architecture: any"
Usable on both 32bits OS and 64bits OS : No binaries in these packages.

http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/any/pydb/
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?s...gged=&limit=50

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