What is Python/iX?

Python/iX is a port of the Python programming language to HP's MPE/iX operating system.

What is Python?

Python is an interactive, interpreted, object-oriented scripting language with clean syntax and clean semantics. It falls in the same language space as PERL and TCL. Python supports modules, classes, exceptions and dynamic typing. It is also very easy to extend both using extension modules written in C or C++, and from within Python itself. Python can also be embedded in applications which wish to offer some kind of programmability to the end user. Python is copyrighted but is distributed under a generous license.

Python/iX Project Goals


Thanks to the kind folks at SourceForge, a number of Python/iX resources are readily available.
Mailing lists

Discussions about Python/iX happen mostly by email. There are three discussion lists defined currently:

A low volume list on which announcements related to Python/iX are made.
Discussions on the usage of Python/iX occur on this list. Most users would find this list a useful resource.
A technical list discussing the implementation of Python/iX and of the extension modules being developed. This list is for people who want to play with the code.

Please subscribe to the Python/iX mailing lists to participate.


Source for Python/iX is available using Anon-CVS. Useful for tracking down pesky bugs, or when developing products using Python/iX.


Documentation in the form of user guides will soon be made available.

Bug Reporting

Soon to come: bug reporting using SourceForge's facilities.


We welcome participation from Python and MPE afficionados!

End Users

We will soon be providing you with Python binaries for MPE/iX 6.0 and 6.5 for you to run.


If you have access to an MPE/iX machine you can participate in the development of Python/iX! We will post the details of the necessary development environment (obviously on MPE/iX) soon. In order to commit changes to the Python/iX source tree you'll need to become a member of the SourceForge community, of course.

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