[Python-Dev] PEP 394 - Clarification of what "python" command should invoke

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sat Sep 20 02:06:26 CEST 2014

> On Sep 19, 2014, at 8:02 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Donald Stufft wrote:
>> My biggest problem with ``python3``, is what happens after 3.9.
> Python2 technically includes 1.x versions as well, so it
> wouldn't be unprecedented for python3 to imply versions
> beyond 3.x. It would be a bit confusing, though.

My problem isn’t that it *includes* it, it’s that either people have to go
through the mess to update all of their things to ``python4`` at some point
in the future, or Python 3.x will need to eventually mean ``python``.

Well that or Python 4.x has a ``python3`` binary.

Donald Stufft
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