Chapter 11. Python programs

This chapter covers

  • Creating a very basic program
  • Making a program directly executable on Linux/UNIX
  • Writing programs on Mac OS X
  • Selecting execution options in Windows
  • Comparing programs on Windows versus Linux/UNIX
  • Combining programs and modules
  • Distributing Python applications

Up until now, you’ve been using the Python interpreter mainly in interactive mode. For production use, you’ll want to create Python programs or scripts. A number of the sections in this chapter focus on command-line programs. If you come from a Linux/UNIX background, you may be familiar with scripts that can be started from a command line and given arguments and options that can be used to pass in information and possibly redirect their ...

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