[Tutor] How do I get Python on Mac?

Lloyd Hugh Allen lha2@columbia.edu
Mon, 04 Feb 2002 19:05:10 -0500

James M Lang wrote:
> I've got an old Mac that I want to use. The problem is that it doesn't have internet access. MacPython is too big to be put on floppy disk so how can I split it up, put it on disks, and reassemble them on the Mac? And another thing, what is this "hacking" I keep hearing about?
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Back before I turned to the dark side (November 1997), I was a Mac
person; at that time, Alladin's Stuffit was the most common solution to
that problem. If you have an old mac running an old system, you might
try searching for "stuffit 1.5.1"; I'm not 100% on what sort of license
old stuffits have/had (I seem to recall them being shareware, but
wouldn't bet money on that). Also, I'm not sure what version of Python
you will be able to use--how old is an "old mac"? Is it a 68000 (ie, are
you probably s.o.l.?)? 68040? PPC?

Back in the day, when we needed to get something from one mac to
another, we'd hook up a printer cable between the two and enable file
sharing on one of them. What sort of machine do you have that has
internet access?

One of these days I'll get around to getting that Mac+ (maxed out at 4
megs) up and running again...I think I still have a copy of NCSA Mosaic