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python port for iPod

Since May 2005 there is a port of python (v2.4.1) for Apple iPod.
Porting was an 'easy' job, the only consideration was how you can
write with a
iPod, ipodlinux [1] people did an interface called iPodRead that
allows you
type into iPod scrolling left or right on the wheel. (This affects to
the file
Parser/myreadline.c, line 47).
Furthermore, is necessary run configure with options: --without-threads,
--without-shared and --with-cxx and build it in a cross-compile
for ARM architecture.

Running make the only problem was the function hypot (umm, like ipod
:) in the math
module (I don't remember the problem) but i had to change hypot(x,y) to

You can see the differences between python original and python ported
in [2].

First announce about the port can be found in [3].
More info about this port, cool pictures and binaries & source code in

[1] http://ipodlinux.org
[2] http://www.ciberjacobo.com/en/diffs.html
[3] http://ipodlinux.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1945
[4] http://www.ciberjacobo.com/en/linux_on_ipod.html#python
Jacobo Avariento Gimeno
OpenPGP key: http://ciberjacobo.com/key.pem
Feb 4 '06 #1
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