[Python-Dev] [PEPs] Support the /usr/bin/python2 symlink upstream

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Tue Mar 8 03:33:12 CET 2011

On 3/7/2011 4:00 PM, Michael Foord wrote:
> On 07/03/2011 23:52, Greg Ewing wrote:
>> Michael Foord wrote:
>>>     - I doubt calling it python.exe will fly, but I'm not sure. If 
>>> so what will you call what is currently 'python.exe'? - if not then 
>>> "python foo.py" on the command line will *still* not work...
>> However, if it's installed as the exe associated with the .py
>> and .pyw extensions, then simply 'foo.py' on the command line
>> *will* work, and will work better than it does now.
> So long as '.py' and '.pyw' are set in the PATHEXT environment 
> variable. (Which again the Python installer doesn't do by default.)

No, PATHEXT only means you can invoke




and get the same results (sometimes, depending on what all in on PATH 
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