[pypy-dev] Global executable naming policy

William ML Leslie william.leslie.ttg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 03:57:35 CET 2012

On 17 February 2012 13:41, Aaron DeVore <aaron.devore at gmail.com> wrote:
> There currently isn't an official naming scheme for the PyPy
> executable for system installations. Of the 3 setups I've seen, the
> official build uses pypy, Arch Linux uses pypy, and Gentoo Linux uses
> pypy-c<version>. I brought up the similar issue of how to
> differentiate between Python 2 and 3 a while ago, but the conversation
> sputtered out.

On a related note, can we see situations where people only want to
specify the language level, only want to specify the pypy version, or
only want to specify the backend?  Of course it is easy to specify /a
specific installation/, and I suppose people want to be able to
specify 'the default pypy' too.  There is also the question of how
much of this should be provided, and how much should be left to
package maintainers or custom configuration; for Windows, 'pypy' and
'pypy3' are probably sufficient.

William Leslie

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