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

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Feb 26 19:07:03 EST 2019

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 3:25 PM Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> > Who gets to decide on PEP 394 changes?
> Honestly, I think it’s the active distro maintainers who need to make this
> decision.  They have the pulse of their own communities and users, and can
> make the best decisions and compromises for their constituents.  I
> personally am not part of that any more, so I have no problem having no say
> (despite still having opinions :).

The PEP is what the Python community recommends. The distro maintainers can
(and will) do whatever they want. IF we are going to let the distros drive
it, then there is no point to a the PEP.

Well, why look for more dissent?  If you can align Homebrew, Fedora-et-al,
> Debian-et-al, and we already know what Arch has done, and the PEP authors
> are in agreement, isn't that enough to JFDI?

more than enough :-)


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