[Python-Dev] Python 3 - Mac Installer?

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Fri Jan 2 22:34:14 CET 2009

Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:

> >> As far as I can tell the Carbon and MacOS modules are _only_ used in
> >> the setIcon() function, which is used to give pretty icon to the
> >> python folder.  Perhaps it might be better to have a fully Python 3
> >> build system and loose the prettiness for the time being.
> > 
> > +1
> -1. I think it is a good choice that build-install.py is written in
> Python 2.x, and only relies on the system Python. For that matter,
> it could have been a shell script. That way, you don't have to build
> Python first in order to build it.

Can't argue with that.  But dropping the "setIcon" function and its
associated use of Carbon and MacOS modules from that build script seems
to me a good idea.  Prepare for the future with *very* limited loss of


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