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Snakes on a wane: Python 2 development is finally frozen in time, version 3 slithers on

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Apple's walled garden

but future macOS releases won't ship with any scripting language by default

Apple's justification for this is apparently that such languages were required for "legacy applications". If so, I'm not sure what PHP was being used for. Apple was infamous for releasing doctored versions of these languages, like Python and not maintaining them between major OS releases, which is why the PSF maintained its owned versions of Python for MacOS, and developers used MacPorts or Homebrew to manage them. Anyway, it's basically just another brick in the wall around the garden. I suppose we can expect them to remove support for command line tools in future versions of XCode. :-/

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