Python Windows Extensions for Mac

Günther Dietrich gd.usenet at
Sat Aug 20 03:55:53 EDT 2011

In article <mailman.252.1313818564.27778.python-list at>,
 Chris Rebert <clp2 at> wrote:

>On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 1:02 PM, johnny.venter <johnny.venter at> wrote:
>> Hello, I am looking for the Python Windows Extensions to see if they can be 
>> installed on a Mac.THanks.
>Your request is nonsensical.

That's not completely true.

>pywin32 wraps the Windows API libraries.
>Mac OS X is not Windows; it does not implement the Windows API. Thus,
>there is nothing for pywin32 to wrap on a Mac.

Again: Not completely true.
One could run python under wine and get -- at least a part of -- the 
Windows API.

>Square peg, round hole.

wine might be the tool that makes the square peg round.

Best regards,


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