[Python-Dev] Another update for PEP 394 -- The "python" Command on Unix-Like Systems
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Feb 13 17:16:54 EST 2019
On 2/13/2019 3:26 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> I personally would like for `python` to be the latest Python 3 version (or perhaps Brett’s launcher), `python2` to be Python 2.7 where installed (and not mandatory). `python3` would be an alias for the latest Python 3.
It appears python is already python3 for a large majority of human users
(as opposed to machines).
Nearly 20000 valid responses, Oct-Nov.
"Which version of Python do you use the most"
Python 3: 75% in 2017, 84% in 2018. The figure for other public surveys
were 22%, 34%, 40% in Dec 2013, Dec 2014, Jan 2016. I expect at least
90% by next January. Py3 is already 90% among data scientists.
Terry Jan Reedy
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