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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 06:37:54 CEST 2009

Steven Bethard wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
>> 2009/4/18 Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>:
>>> I see a few options:
>>> 1. Abandon the "python" name for the 3.x series and commit to calling it
>>> "python3" now and forever (i.e. actually make the decision that Mitchell
>>> refers to).
>> I believe this was decided on sometime (the sprints?).
> That's an unfortunate decision. When the 2.X line stops being
> maintained (after 2.7 maybe?) we're going to be stuck with the "3"
> suffix forever for the "real" Python.
> Why doesn't it make more sense to just use "python3" only for
> "altinstall" and "python" for "fullinstall"?

Note that such an approach would then require an altaltinstall command
in order to be able to install a specific version of python 3.x without
changing the python3 alias (e.g. installing 3.2 without overriding 3.1).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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