[IPython-dev] IPython on Python 3 - script names

Dan Halbert halbert at halwitz.org
Sun Jan 9 08:43:48 EST 2011

On 1/9/2011 7:39 AM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> At present, I'm thinking of something like:
> ipython-3k
> ipython-3k-qtconsole
> This keeps it short, but hopefully makes it clear that it's not 
> IPython version 3 (a problem with, say, 'ipython3'). On the other 
> hand, it does lead to some conflicts for tab completion: with both 
> versions installed, ipython-<tab> will turn up two of every frontend 
> available (-qtconsole, -3k-qtconsole), plus -3k.
How about "ipython-py3"?  "3k" is a bit of insider historical 
terminology (PEP 3000).
And I and my users would not find "ipython3" so confusing, since ipython 
is nowhere near v3. it's also the easiest to type, by a long shot.


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