[Python-Dev] Python 3 executable name

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 11:29:54 CEST 2005

On 9/12/05, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> 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!

That's OK, by the time Python 5.0 comes out, it will have taken over
the world and be the default language for everything. So omitting the
name is exactly right :-)


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