Chapter 26. Distributing Extensions and Programs

Python's distutils allow you to package Python programs and extensions in several ways, and to install programs and extensions to work with your Python installation. As I mentioned in Chapter 24, the distutils also afford the most effective way to build C-coded extensions you write yourself, even when you are not interested in distributing such extensions. This chapter covers the distutils, as well as third-party tools that complement the distutils and let you package Python programs for distribution as standalone applications, installable on machines with specific hardware and operating systems without a separate installation of Python.

    Part III: Python Library and Extension Modules