[Python-Dev] Python 3 executable name

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Sep 12 10:57:46 CEST 2005

Oren Tirosh wrote:

> I suggest an explicitly and permanently different name for the
> interpreter executable of this new and incompatible branch of the
> language. I want Python 3 scripts starting with #! to have an average
> shelf life longer than 18 months.

That makes sense, but I'd prefer something less arbitrary
than just chopping the name back from "python" to "py".
Going that way, Python 4.0 is going to just be called
"p", and by the time we get to Python 5.0, the name
will have vanished altogether!


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