[Python-Dev] Compile-time resolution of packages [Was: Another update for PEP 394...]

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Feb 26 18:34:30 EST 2019

On Feb 26, 2019, at 14:04, Neil Schemenauer <nas-python at arctrix.com> wrote:
> Interesting idea.  I remember when I was helping develop Debian
> packaging guides for Python software.   I had to fight with people
> to convince them that Debian packages should use
>    #!/usr/bin/pythonX.Y
> rather than
>    #!/usr/bin/env python

Indeed.  I used to fight that battle quite a bit, although at least in my circles that lesson has by now been learned.  `/usr/bin/env python` is great for development and terrible for deployment.


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