Python coding on PowerPC?

iModFrenzy

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So in my school, I take a coding class and have wanted to bring my PB G4 in to use, I know it probably isn't possible but I figured it would be better to ask then assume!

Currently I use Enthought Canopy(on my MBP), Python 3.0 for a bit of things but 2.0+ would be fine. My teacher suggested an older version of Eclipse but I haven't looked into that yet.

Is there any program for PPC that has the ability to compile, maybe a I.D.E.? I don't want to use a notepad program(but if I must I will) as I will have no idea if the program works or not.:p

Thanks!
 

Slix

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If you're one of those (see: me. :p) you can always use Python 2.7 (or possible later, that's just what I've used on PPC) and use the Terminal to code and test your files. :) I think the download for Python 2.7 comes with some sort of compiler and possibly an IDE, but I'm not 100% certain.
 

Lastic

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emacs in a terminal ? Google ELPY, jedi , rope

I've got an install of Python 3.4 on Leopard PPC which has an IDLE but I've never used it,
i'm too used to compile at the command line like back in the c/asm days :)
 
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iModFrenzy

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If you're one of those (see: me. :p) you can always use Python 2.7 (or possible later, that's just what I've used on PPC) and use the Terminal to code and test your files. :) I think the download for Python 2.7 comes with some sort of compiler and possibly an IDE, but I'm not 100% certain.
emacs in a terminal ? Google ELPY, jedi , rope

I've got an install of Python 3.4 on Leopard PPC which has an IDLE but I've never used it,
i'm too used to compile at the command line like back in the c/asm days :)
I checked out the Python releases and found 3.6.1r I think. Installed it and downloaded Text Wrangler and was able to start coding! Just drag and drop the python files into python launcher :)

Sadly 3.6.1(actually 3.2 replaced some) replaced functions I need such as 'raw_input' so currently I am downgrading to 3.0.1
 
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