Python is a high-level programming language that is suitable for simple scripting tasks as well as writing large applications. MacPython offers alot of Mac-specific extensions, including access to all major MacOS Toolbox modules (QuickDraw, QuickTime, AppleScript and many more), an Integrated Development Environment (in Python!), frameworks for windowing applications, unix-compatible cgi-scripting, image-manipulation libraries, numerical libraries, tk-based machine independent windowing and lots more. It also uniquely among Pythons allows you to create fully selfcontained (and, hence, distributable) applications without needing a C compiler or anything.
What's new in this version:
- All the global 2.1.1 fixes, see www.python.org
- IDE works again on MacOS 8.5 (and so does Fm)
- Non-ascii characters in sys.path work again
- Numerous minor fixes, see the release notes.