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Migrating from Windows to OS X

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Hello, fellow programmers!

I am sitting in front of a nice new PowerBook portable which has OS
10.4 installed. The Python.org web site says that Apple has shipped OS
10.4 with Python 2.3.5 installed. How exactly do I access this? I
have searched through the Applications and Libraries folders. I found
the site-packages directory, but nothing other than that.

Thanks for your help,
John Ladasky

Jul 19 '05 #1
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On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 09:26:23 +0200, la*****@my-deja.com wrote
(in article <11**********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups .com>):
I am sitting in front of a nice new PowerBook portable which has OS
10.4 installed. The Python.org web site says that Apple has shipped OS
10.4 with Python 2.3.5 installed. How exactly do I access this? I
have searched through the Applications and Libraries folders. I found
the site-packages directory, but nothing other than that.


Launch Terminal (can be found in /Application/Utilities/)

type python

that's it

jem

Jul 19 '05 #2

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On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 03:26:23 -0400, la*****@my-deja.com wrote
(in article <11**********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups .com>):
Hello, fellow programmers!

I am sitting in front of a nice new PowerBook portable which has OS
10.4 installed. The Python.org web site says that Apple has shipped OS
10.4 with Python 2.3.5 installed. How exactly do I access this? I
have searched through the Applications and Libraries folders. I found
the site-packages directory, but nothing other than that.

Thanks for your help,
John Ladasky


You might also want to take a look at:
http://undefined.org/python/#TigerPython24Fix

That is if you want to use Python 2.4.1

There is also a Python SIG for us Mac elitists :~)
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/pythonmac-sig
Lee C
Jul 19 '05 #3

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Kalle Anke wrote:
On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 09:26:23 +0200, la*****@my-deja.com wrote
(in article <11**********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups .com>):
I am sitting in front of a nice new PowerBook portable which has OS
10.4 installed. The Python.org web site says that Apple has shipped OS
10.4 with Python 2.3.5 installed. How exactly do I access this? I
have searched through the Applications and Libraries folders. I found
the site-packages directory, but nothing other than that.


Launch Terminal (can be found in /Application/Utilities/)

type python

that's it


O.K., I found it... thanks! I haven't been down to the UNIX prompt on
the Mac before.

How are the development tools for the Mac? I'll use IDLE if it's
available, but I like Scintilla better.

Repeating my thanks,
John Ladasky

Jul 19 '05 #4

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la*****@my-deja.com wrote:
Hello, fellow programmers!

I am sitting in front of a nice new PowerBook portable which has OS
10.4 installed. The Python.org web site says that Apple has shipped OS
10.4 with Python 2.3.5 installed. How exactly do I access this? I
have searched through the Applications and Libraries folders. I found
the site-packages directory, but nothing other than that.

Thanks for your help,
John Ladasky


If I recall correctly, the actual Python installation is in
/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework but the site-package is
symlinked to /Library/Python. Do not attempt to touch that. This
installation can be accessed in Terminal by typing "pythonw".

Are you or will you be using package managers such as darwinports or Fink?

maurice
Jul 19 '05 #5

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On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 17:07:04 +0200, la*****@my-deja.com wrote
(in article <11**********************@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>):
How are the development tools for the Mac? I'll use IDLE if it's
available, but I like Scintilla better.


Don't know ... I think that MacPython is perhaps what you're looking for.

Personally, I use BBEdit

jem

Jul 19 '05 #6

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