python3 on mac-mavericks (was trying idle)

Rustom Mody rustompmody at
Thu Oct 16 15:29:03 CEST 2014

On Thursday, October 9, 2014 2:56:56 PM UTC+5:30, Terry Reedy wrote:

> One may have to install activestate tkc/tk on mac, depending on osx 
> version.  This page has details:

Ok Ive some more information:
The people in the audience using macs are using mavericks

Whats the best way to setup python3 for that?

I remember seeing some two different repos (if that what they are called
in mac-land) for python. With some different tradeoffs which I dont understand.

Another related question for mac-python usage:

I asked one of the mac-users:
Please start your default python in a shell and tell me what version it is.

Answer: Mac has no shell.

I find this hard to believe. Is a shell called something else
in mac-maverick?? Where/how to find it?

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