new build of python?

Frank Schima macsforever2000 at
Mon May 17 07:48:07 PDT 2010

On May 14, 2010, at 2:41 PM, Victor Eijkhout wrote:

> Python has been build with gcc 4.0.1, which was described to me as "ancient". Is there a python version build with 4.2.whatever? 
> In particular, I have trouble interfacing python to C libraries because python is built with 32 bit pointers, my libraries with 64-bit. Would it make sense for python to start using 64-bit pointers?

On Snow Leopard, the python26 port builds 64-bit with gcc 4.2. 

$ file /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/bin/python2.6
/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/bin/python2.6: Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64


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