[Python-Dev] Re: [ Patch #100719 ] Use '#!/usr/bin/env python' in scripts

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Tue, 4 Jul 2000 13:40:56 -0400 (EDT)

Fredrik Lundh writes:
 > This patch suggests changing /usr/local/bin/python to
 > /usr/bin/env python in cgi.py and faqwiz.py.   Note
 > that both scripts are CGI scripts, and the FAQ has the
 > following to say about that:
 >     http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html#4.63 
 >     Note -- *don't* do this for CGI scripts. The $PATH 
 >     variable for CGI scripts is often very minimal, so 
 >     you need to use the actual absolute pathname of
 >     the interpreter.
 > -1, in other words (assuming that the FAQ is correct)

  The FAQ is correct.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member