[Python-Dev] Another update for PEP 394 -- The "python" Command on Unix-Like Systems

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 18 10:38:49 EST 2019

On 16.02.19 18:25, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> While Matthias is still personally reluctant to add the alias for
> Debian/Ubuntu, the *only* thing preventing aliasing /usr/bin/python to
> /usr/bin/python3 right now on the Fedora & RHEL side of things is PEP
> 394, and Guido objected strongly when Petr last tried to get the PEP
> to even acknowledge that it was reasonable for distros to make that
> setting configurable on a system-wide basis:
> https://github.com/python/peps/pull/630

No, I'm not "personally reluctant" about this, it's the current majority view of
people on the debian-python ML.  Barry stepped back as a Debian maintainer, so
there are not many people supporting your view.


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