On Sep 19, 2014, at 10:16 AM, Barry Warsaw email@example.com 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.
If that is the case, then all of the user education, ui, etc around ``python3`` would then need to be again updated to ``python4`` *OR* we’d need a ``python3`` bin which points to ``python4``. If there’s a call to action for at some point moving ``python`` to invoke Python 3.x at some point then hopefully at that point Python 4.x could just be ``python``.
All of this assuming of course that 4.0 isn’t a major break like 3.0 and that we do 4.0 instead of 3.10 as has been suggested.
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