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

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 06:45:14 CEST 2009

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 9:37 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).

I wasn't suggesting that there shouldn't be a "python3.1",
"python3.2", etc. I'm more concerned about "fullinstall" creating
"python3" instead of regular "python".

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tiny blip on the distant coast of sanity.
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