[Python-Dev] Compiler for the Mac OS X version of Python 3.4

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Sep 18 18:35:03 CEST 2013

Skip Montanaro writes:

 > I suspect other Mac users stuck on Snow Leopard who are not Python
 > developers would rue the lack of binary installers more than me.

Perhaps, but if Python current as of now isn't good enough for someone
for the foreseeable future, aren't they going to want up-to-date
libraries to backup the Python modules that use them, not to mention
security fixes and the like?  That's why I get my Python (for Snow
Leopard) from MacPorts.  I wouldn't hesitate to build it myself, but I
get timely upgrades from MacPorts so there's no need to bother.  I'd
be far less likely to upgrade quickly (for bugfix releases) if I had
to make a special trip to python.org for installers.

The MacPorts build could break at any time, I suppose, but at least
for the moment there are alternatives to building it yourself.

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