OS 10.5 build 64 bits

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 04:01:27 CEST 2008

Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <mailman.2914.1224777321.3487.python-list at python.org>, Robin
> Becker wrote:
>> Is there some magic I can try to make the OS 10.5 build as 64 bits?
> Bear in mind OS X isn't really 64-bit, it's still only a 32-bit kernel.

Well, you can compile and execute 64-bit user-space programs (including Python, 
with some effort), so I'm not really sure what you mean here. What practical 
effect does it having "still only a 32-bit kernel" have on the hopeful 64-bit 
Python programmer?

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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