Mac vs. Linux for Python Development

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Sun Feb 23 12:49:22 CET 2014


In article 
<CAPTjJmpHGkJ=N+wwWkpaTmbihbN38yWm+_6J7zf5+UvA_DXJ4A at mail.gmail.com>,
 Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 9:17 PM, twiz <twizansk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Can you elaborate on some of the problems running python on OSX (or point 
> > me to a relavant link)?
> 
> You could poke around on the archives of this list and python-dev, but
> the best link I have handy is this, which has only a brief note:
> 
> http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.3.4/

The primary issue for 10.9 was an incompatible change in the system 
libedit's readline compatibility API which could cause Pythons built on 
earlier versions of OS X to crash on 10.9 when used interactively.  
Fixed in the current 2.7.6 and 3.3.4 and 3.4.0rc python.org installers.  
Also, if you are going to use IDLE or Tkinter with a python.org Python, 
make sure you have the latest ActiveTcl 8.5.15.0 (actually .1) 
installed, if possible.

http://www.python.org/download/mac/tcltk/

-- 
 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org




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