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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 15:04:27 CEST 2009

2009/4/19 Steven Bethard <steven.bethard at gmail.com>:
> 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"?

Agreed. Personally, I'm -0 on this decision. I'd be -1 if I was a
Linux user, or if I thought that it would be applied to Windows as
well. As it is, my -0 is based on "it doesn't affect me, but it seems
wrong to have the official name be different things depending on


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