What is an ActiveState runtime?

An ActiveState runtime is a pre-built, installable bundle, that contains both a programming language and packages for developing in that language.

ActiveState uses the Platform to build featured runtimes like ActivePython and ActivePerl that contain a ton of useful packages for a great out-of-box experience across your entire development environment.

The ActiveState Platform allows you to customize unlimited runtimes of your own too, so you can tailor individual bundles to the specific requirements of any given application and scope each to their own environments.

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