[Python-ideas] Rename python.exe to python3.exe on Windows

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun May 8 04:28:07 CEST 2011

Ben Finney wrote:

> If the default ‘python’ were Python 3.x, programs expecting Python 2.x
> would most likely break due to backward incompatibility. So it's best if
> the ‘python’ program invokes only Python 2.x.

The first sentence is true. The second is a value judgement, not a 
statement of fact, and the people behind Arch Linux disagree with you.


I say, good on 'em.

I wish I could find the quote somebody made about Arch being the distro 
that makes Gentoo seem cautious and conservative... something about Arch 
moving forward so the Gentoo folks know which mistakes not to make?


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