[New-bugs-announce] [issue16064] unittest -m claims executable is "python", not "python3"

Larry Hastings report at bugs.python.org
Thu Sep 27 20:41:20 CEST 2012

New submission from Larry Hastings:

I wrote the following script called "bonkers.py":
    import sys

then ran
    % python3 -m unittest bonkers

It printed
    ['python -m unittest', 'bonkers']

Shouldn't it say "python3", not "python"?  Maybe it should use sys.executable?  (Though that gets tricky if there are spaces in the filename.)

assignee: michael.foord
components: Library (Lib)
messages: 171387
nosy: larry, michael.foord
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: unittest -m claims executable is "python", not "python3"
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.3

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