[Python-Dev] #!/usr/bin/env python --> python3 where applicable

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sat Apr 18 22:48:08 CEST 2009

2009/4/18 Mitchell L Model <MLMLists at comcast.net>:
> Some library files, such as pdb.py, begin with
>        #!/usr/bin/env python
> In various discussions regarding some issues I submitted I was told that the
> decision had been made to call Python 3.x release executables python3. (One
> of the conflicts I ran into when I made 'python' a link to python3.1 was
> that some tools used in making the HTML documentation haven't been upgraded
> to run with 3.)
> Shouldn't all library files that begin with the above line be changed so
> that they read 'python3' instead of python? Perhaps I should have just filed
> this as an issue, but I'm not confident of the state of the plan to move to
> python3 as the official executable name.

That sounds correct. Please file a bug report.


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