[Pythonmac-SIG] Best site to get Numeric and wxPython for new Tiger 10.4 install?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Jan 12 04:37:46 CET 2006

On Jan 11, 2006, at 7:14 PM, Bill Janssen wrote:

>> Apparently most Tiger users are running Python 2.4
> I strongly doubt that.  Python 2.3.5 is what comes with the stock
> distribution; it should be supported.

It is supported, in that when I build a package or an egg I build it  
for both 2.4 and 2.3 -- but I never use Python 2.3, so those packages  
get no testing whatsoever.  For my own Python packages, I run the  
test suite with Python 2.3, but that's as far as it goes if it  
supports 2.3 at all.

I use Python 2.4 because it has fewer bugs, better performance, and a  
couple nice new features that people are starting to take advantage  
of.  New builtins like set and sorted, new modules like subprocess,  
additions to the operator module (attrgetter, itemgetter), generator  
expressions, decorators, etc.  I also need a non-vendor installation  
of Python anyway to build self-contained applications that will  
continue to work on future versions of Mac OS X, so installing an old  
version of Python would be pretty silly.


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