Python on a mac: how to build pythonw?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Thu Mar 1 19:28:58 CET 2007

Ron Garret wrote:
> In article <mailman.4582.1172771922.32031.python-list at>,
>  Robert Kern <robert.kern at> wrote:

>> Note that in recent versions of Python, I believe that the pythonw executable 
>> is no longer necessary as a workaround.
> How recent?  I'm already using 2.5.

2.5 definitely works. I think it might have been one of the Universal builds of
2.4 where it started working, but my memory is a bit hazy on that point.

Robert Kern

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 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
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