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python.exe on Mac OS X!?

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I did a source code build of Python 2.4.1 on OS X (10.3.8) and the
executable produced was 'python.exe'. Can someone tell me whether this
is a bug, feature, or UserError?

% ./configure
<snip>
% make
<snip>
% ./python.exe
Python 2.4.1 (#1, Apr 17 2005, 12:14:12)
[GCC 3.3 20030304 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 1495)] on darwin


Jul 19 '05 #1
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Rodney Maxwell wrote:
I did a source code build of Python 2.4.1 on OS X (10.3.8) and the
executable produced was 'python.exe'. Can someone tell me whether this
is a bug, feature, or UserError?


I'm not sure. Why don't you grab the binary?

http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4...SX-2.4.1-1.dmg

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Are the graves of dreams allowed to die."
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Jul 19 '05 #2

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Rodney> I did a source code build of Python 2.4.1 on OS X (10.3.8) and
Rodney> the executable produced was 'python.exe'. Can someone tell me
Rodney> whether this is a bug, feature, or UserError?

The default file system on MacOSX is case insensitive. As a result the .exe
extension is required to disambiguate the generated executable from the
Python directory in the source distro.

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Jul 19 '05 #3

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>> executable produced was 'python.exe'. Can someone tell me whether
this
is a bug, feature, or UserError?
I'm not sure. Why don't you grab the binary? http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4...on-OSX-2.4.1-1 .dmg


Because I need to keep multiple versions of Python on this machine, and
as far as I can tell the binary installer overwrites the default
installed version.
I could be wrong.

Jul 19 '05 #4

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> The default file system on MacOSX is case insensitive. As a result
the .exe
extension is required to disambiguate the generated executable from the Python directory in the source distro.


OK. I got it.

Jul 19 '05 #5

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Rodney Maxwell wrote:
executable produced was 'python.exe'. Can someone tell me whether
this
is a bug, feature, or UserError?


I'm not sure. Why don't you grab the binary?


http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4...on-OSX-2.4.1-1 .dmg

Because I need to keep multiple versions of Python on this machine, and
as far as I can tell the binary installer overwrites the default
installed version.
I could be wrong.


You are wrong. It installs alongside.

--
Robert Kern
rk***@ucsd.edu

"In the fields of hell where the grass grows high
Are the graves of dreams allowed to die."
-- Richard Harter

Jul 19 '05 #6

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