[Python-3000] should Python 3's executable install as 'python'?
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Wed Mar 5 19:19:16 CET 2008
On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 10:11 AM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Guido> Actually I believe the conclusion was that "make install" should
> Guido> be have like "make altinstall". Now that I think about it I
> Guido> believe there should be *no* way to install it as just "python"
> Guido> -- that's just encouraging people to do something dumb.
> Well, whoever updates the Makefile will need to update the README file as
> well. I checked in a change earlier describing how to properly install
> multiple versions using the altinstall target.
> If, in the future, the install target does what the altinstall target does
> today, what should the target that does what the install target does today?
> (???, install) = (install, altinstall)
I guess I wasn't clear -- I don't want there to be a target that does
what install does today. It would be a mistake to use it in 99.99% of
install = altinstall
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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