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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Apr 19 12:18:13 CEST 2009

> I think that it's probably best to leave "python", "python2", and
> "python3" for the use of downstream distributors.  ISTR that was what
> Guido concluded, in the discuss that led to Python 3 defaulting to
> altinstall---it wasn't just convenient because Python 3 is a major
> change, but that experience has shown that deciding which Python is
> going to be "The python" on somebody's system just isn't a decision
> that Python should make.

Yes. However, at the language summit in Chicago, it was agreed that
the installation should also provide a python3 symlink.

I don't recall the agreement wrt. to the names of executables on


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