[Python-ideas] Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Feb 3 02:24:31 CET 2008


Guido asked that this thread be moved to python-3000.  Reply-To set.

Greg Ewing writes:

 > Adam Olsen wrote:
 > > They also have often broken python code that depended on one or two
 > > small details, and we haven't needed a new extension before.
 > 
 > But we haven't had such major incompatibilities
 > between versions before.
 > 
 > At the least, I think the executable should only
 > be installed as "python3", and never just "python"
 > (unless you know what you're doing and ask for it).

I don't see any need to shorten "python3.0" to "python3".

Also, another exception should be if there is no other Python
installed.  Then installing a link at "python" should be OK.




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