-How to install Python 2.2a
2 on your Macintosh
+How to install Python 2.2a on your Macintosh
This is a MacPython that can run on classic MacOS (from 8.1
your machine. This is a general problem with Vise active installers, MindVision
-Aside from the general new Python 2.2a
2 listed in the general relnotes file
+Aside from the general new Python 2.2a listed in the general relnotes file
there is some other new machine-independent stuff in this release as well, as
-it was built from newer sources than unix/windows 2.2a
+it was built from newer sources than unix/windows 2.2a.
If this is your first encounter with Python: you definitely need the
for reading MacPython will now accept either unix linefeeds (LF, '\n') or
Macintosh linefeeds (CR, '\r') and present both of them as '\n'. This is done on
a low level, so it works for files opened by scripts as well as for your scripts
+and modules itself.
- this works only for input, and there's no way to find out what the original
linefeed convention of the file was.
-- this is unconditional, so there's no way to turn it off, either on a file-by-file
- basis or globally (but opening binary files works as it always has, of course).
- Windows \r\n linefeeds are not supported and get turned into \n\n.
It is probably a good idea to run the automatic tests. Start
-Python and "import test.
+Python and "import test.".
-Three tests will fail on MacOS9, all with MemoryErrors:
+test_time will fail because MacPython accepts bogus values for mktime(), this
+test_descrtut will fail because of a problem with the test itself.
+Three tests will fail on MacOS9 with MemoryErrors:
test_longexp, test_sha and test_zlib (on MacOSX nothing should fail).
If you increase the PythonInterpreter memory
Two items are installed in the system folder: the interpreter shared
libraries PythonCore and PythonCoreCarbon lives in the Extensions folder and the
2 Preferences" file in the Python subfolder in the
+"Python 2.2a Preferences" file in the Python subfolder in the
Preferences folder. All the rest of Python lives in the folder you
whether to upgrade. The bad news is that your old preference settings
are lost and you have to set them again.
-After you are satisfied that 2.2a
2 works as expected you can trash
+After you are satisfied that 2.2a works as expected you can trash
anything in the system folder that has "python" in the name and not
The ConfigurePython... applets will try to detect incompatible preferences
files and offer to remove them. This means that re-running ConfigurePython after
Corran Webster, Tony Ingraldi, Erik van Blokland, Bill Bedford, Chris
Stern, Gordon Worley, Oliver Steele, M. Papillon, Steven Majewski, David
Goodger, Chris Barker, Luc Lefebvre, Tattoo Mabonzo K., Russell Finn,
-Tom Bridgman, Russel Owen, Pascal Oberndoerfer, Dean Draayer
+Tom Bridgman, Russel Owen, Pascal Oberndoerfer, Dean Draayer,
and all the other people who provided feedback, code or both!
MacPython includes waste, a TextEdit replacement which is (c) 1998 Marco Piovanelli.