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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 15:52:39 CEST 2009

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> 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
> Windows.

The installer still leaves PATH alone by default, doesn't it? That means
the Windows version selection is done by naming the directory.

Although I guess choosing a file association for .py files becomes
rather more interesting...


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

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