A Macintosh binary of a Python interpreter is now available.
Site IP address Directory
ftp.cwi.nl 220.127.116.11 /pub/python
wuarchive.wustl.edu 18.104.22.168 /pub
The filename is MacPython0.9.8.hqx. This is a binhexed stuffit 1.5.1
archive of the application file only. In order to get the Python
library (highly recommended :-) you still need to fetch and extract
the source distribution (python0.9.8.tar.Z) and copy python/lib/*.py
to your Macintosh. The default search path is [':', ':lib', ':demo'].
The following built-in modules are present: sys, builtin, marshal,
struct, time, math, strop, time, mac, regex, stdwin, audioop, imageop,
A new feature which isn't documented (yet): if a file PythonStartup
exists (in the current folder or in the system folder) it will be
executed when the interpreter is started interactively.
As in previous versions, if a TEXT file has owner PYTH (the same as
the Python application), opening it will launch the Python interpreter
and execute the file as a script.
And in case you wondered: the application's icon is supposed to
represent the 16-ton weight appearing in some Monty Python sketches :-)
--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <Guido.van.Rossum@cwi.nl>