Python free download for Mac


24 July 2020

Object-oriented programming language.


Python is an extremely versatile, dynamic, interpreted, and general-purpose language. It is one of the most popular and in-demand languages today. Python supports multiple programming techniques, including procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming.


  • Python is an excellent option for beginner-level developers.
  • Python programming on Mac is easy. Since it is based on a high-level language, you don't need to remember the system architecture, nor to manage the memory.
  • Python for Mac is developer-friendly. It uses an elegant and simple syntax that is easy-to-code and easy-to-read.
  • You can enjoy smooth programming on your Macbook with a Python's interactive mode that allows you to easily test short snippets of code and interact with the interpreter directly to write your programs.
  • Python is a dynamically typed language. It means that you don't need to declare the type of variable because it is decided at run time, not in advance.

What's new in Python

Version 3.8.5:
  • Fixes python3x._pth being ignored on Windows, caused by the fix for bpo-29778.
  • Prevent http header injection by rejecting control characters in http.client.putrequest(…).
Core and Builtins
  • Resolve a regression in CPython 3.8.4 where defining “__setattr__” in a multi-inheritance setup and calling up the hierarchy chain could fail if builtins/extension types were involved in the base types.
  • Unpickling invalid NEWOBJ_EX opcode with the C implementation raises now UnpicklingError instead of crashing.
  • Avoid infinite loop when reading specially crafted TAR files using the tarfile module.
  • Updated Documentation to comprehensively elaborate on the behaviour of gather.cancel()
  • Enable building Python 3.8 with libmpdec-2.5.0 to ease maintenance for Linux distributions.
  • Update macOS installer to use SQLite 3.32.3.
  • Save files with non-ascii chars. Fix regression released in 3.9.0b4 and 3.8.4.

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6 Reviews of Python

19 March 2012
Version: 3.2.3rc2

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>>> range(3,7) [3, 4, 5, 6] WTF? How stupid can a language get?
30 September 2012
Version: 3.30
Link is for 32/64-bit Intel Only, OS X 10.6+ 32-bit Intel/PPC Build, OS X 10.3-10.6
19 March 2012
Version: 3.2.3rc2
>>> range(3,7) [3, 4, 5, 6] WTF? How stupid can a language get?
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21 February 2011
Version: 3.2.0
FYI, there are universal installers for Intel/PPC and 10.3->10.6:
23 October 2010
Version: 3.1.2
Indentation thing is not a big deal - how else will the interpreter be able to work. For all the brace lovers maybe they should implement 2 modes I dunno...but once you get into it not having braces all over the place makes for some tidy reading code! I would take this as an overhead to have no braces any day of the week.
02 April 2006
Version: 2.4.3
"One of the worst "features" of Python is that indentation is part of the syntax." So, do you indent your code in other languages? Of course you do; it's one of the first things any decent programmer learns to do. Given that, what's the problem? All it does is help keep the code readable.
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02 April 2005
Version: 2.4.1
Best language ever! I was in an, umm, less than sober state of mind last night and decided I needed a script to change a list of URLs into a list of HTML links. It worked perfectly the first time. I can't think of another language I could have done it in that would have worked as well. If you have any interest in programming whatsoever, learn python. You'll be a better programmer in any language because of it.
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