On 20 September 2014 00:23, Donald Stufft email@example.com wrote:
On Sep 19, 2014, at 10:16 AM, Barry Warsaw firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If the user wants to invoke Python 3, it's not hard to type 'python3' and I think that's the message we should be spreading. That already seems pretty ingrained in user habits afaict.
My biggest problem with ``python3``, is what happens after 3.9. I know Guido doesn’t particularly like two digit version numbers and it’s been suggested on this list that instead of 3.10 we’re likely to move directly into 4.0 regardless of if it’s a “big” change or not.
FWIW, I think we actually do this better on Windows these days, where PEP 397 made "py" a switchable entry point. I'd like to bring the same scheme to POSIX systems at some point, but that's a *long* way down the todo list (like, so far down I can't even see it any more). I'd be willing to review proposals, though :)