[pypy-dev] Global executable naming policy
William ML Leslie
william.leslie.ttg at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 06:29:26 CET 2012
On 17 February 2012 16:21, Aaron DeVore <aaron.devore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Gentoo's CPython package gives python, python2, python3, python2.x,
> and python3.x. Gentoo's PyPy package allows parallel PyPy versions by
> appending a version number. The names I listed would bring PyPy up to
> the level of CPython.
Sure, but the pypy equivalent of cpython is pypy-c. You would
probably not want to have cpython and jython with the same name by
default, nor would you probably want to have pypy-c and pypy-jvm with
the same name. The reason it matters is that applications may depend
on particular integration features, or not, in which case whatever
backend is available is fine.
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