[Pythonmac-SIG] New Python IDE for OS X

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen@oratrix.com
Sun, 12 May 2002 22:45:47 +0200

On zaterdag, mei 11, 2002, at 09:09 , Bob Ippolito wrote:

> I'm 99% sure that it does run *natively* in OS X.  The caveat 
> is that it's developed using a bunch of CodeWarrior/Carbon 
> specific stuff and doesn't look like it's going to make it into 
> machopython anytime soon (possibly anytime at all).

All the MacPython modules have been ported to MachoPython as of 
Python 2.2.1.
So in that respect MacPython and MachoPython are now compatible. 
What is still missing is some of the newer functionality that 
was introduced with OSX (CoreFoundation is incomplete, 
LaunchServices is missing and so is the Carbon Help manager, to 
name a few).

> Of course, you could always use MacPython for your IDE and 
> Machopython to typically run your apps.. but jesus, is vim, 
> emacs, and project builder not enough choices for you people?  
> sheesh :)
> Running in Classic mode is nearly as native as running in 
> XDarwin, IMHO.

Please note that MacPython does *not* run in classic mode, it 
runs natively! That is the whole point of the Carbon/CFM model: 
Carbon/CFM applications run natively under both OSX and OS9.

Converting from MacPython to MachoPython has a number of 
advantages (such as access to the BSD library and better 
performance and a few others), but MacPython definitely isn't a 
dead end just yet. And I plan to maintain it (and hopefully 
compatibly) for at least two more releases, because it'll fill a 
niche for people who need OS9 compatibility.
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