Serhiy Storchaka writes:
16.04.14 13:25, Eric V. Smith написав(ла):
I meant to bring this up at the PyCon sprints. On Windows, the launcher finds the various versions of Python by looking in the registry. How is a Linux version supposed to find what versions of Python are installed?
Debian-like systems use "alternatives".
Eric's example of a "pristine" build in /usr/local/bin shows that we need to consider whether a python not known to the system PMS should be considered to be "installed". I would think on POSIX systems anything on the PATH should be considered to be "installed", but that's not an exact analogy to Windows semantics of "look in the registry".