As the title says,I want to know if the python which comes pre installed on mac is cpython. I mean logic says it probably is,but I couldn't find it being written anywhere officially so wanted to confirm.
I want to download a few things and for compatibility they require the installed python to be cpython/iron python.
Python --version you get the information like that:
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5367)] on darwin
It is almost affirmative that it is
gcc as compiler.
An alternative(which is more official) is to check with python code:
import platform platform.python_implementation()
The function python_implementation:
Returns a string identifying the Python implementation. Possible return values are: ‘CPython’, ‘IronPython’, ‘Jython’, ‘PyPy’