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10.4: Add readline support to Tiger's python
Authored by: Christoph on Jan 15, '07 08:24:24AM

This depends on your definition of "easier". I find it easier to add a feature to a working install rather than installing the entire large package from scratch from a different source. Python is provided as a Fink package mainly for internal Fink dependencies so that Fink is independant from MacPython.

There are however two reasons (for me) to prefer MacPython (shipped with OSX) to the Fink python (the same applies to Tcl/Tk):

1) As a developer I have the same environment as an end user on a bare bones OSX so that I can be sure that my software will run also on a daisy OSX box.

2) The GUI libraries are Carbon versions rather than X11 versions as in Fink.

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