[Python-Dev] #!/usr/bin/env python --> python3 where applicable
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Apr 20 20:24:30 CEST 2009
Jared Grubb wrote:
> On 19 Apr 2009, at 02:17, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>> Nick Coghlan writes:
>>> 3. Change the shebang lines in Python standard library scripts to be
>>> version specific and update release.py to fix them all when bumping the
>>> version number in the source tree.
>> 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.
> Ok, so if I understand, the situation is:
> * python points to 2.x version
> * python3 points to 3.x version
> * need to be able to run certain 3k scripts from cmdline (since we're
> talking about shebangs) using Python3k even though "python" points to 2.x
> So, if I got the situation right, then do these same scripts
> understand that PYTHONPATH and PYTHONHOME and all the others are also
> probably pointing to 2.x code?
IIRC the proposal was to also create PYTHON3PATH and PYTHON3HOME.
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