Python 3 and my Mac (Leopard)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Dec 27 01:09:04 CET 2008


Dan wrote:
> Is the python community just not interested in Macs?  

This is fairly close to the truth. The Mac port is currently
mostly unmaintained, due to the past contributors having moved
on or being occupied by other matters (such as Real Life).

I would phrase it vice versa, though: the Mac community is not
much interested in Python. Of course, Apple has a steady interest
in Python, but that so far focuses on 2.x, is bound to Apple's
product cycles, and did not went as far yet as assigning an
Apple engineer to contribute to the Python core on a regular
basis. To contribute in this area, you do need to deep
understanding of OSX, so many Mac users are probably not
qualified - and neither are most of the Python core contributors.

Regards,
Martin



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