python27.exe vs python2.7.exe ...
sridharr at activestate.com
Tue Sep 14 23:25:24 CEST 2010
As you may already know, ActivePython provides versioned Python executables that makes it possible to invoke a particular X.Y version from the command line directly if you have multiple Python versions on PATH. Eg:
In the upcoming releases, we are considering to change this format to match the unix executables (with a 'dot' in it). Eg:
The idea is to be able to invoke "python2.7 myscript.py" on both Unix and Windows.
Because there is bin/python3 on unix (to separate it from the default 2.x interpreter) - it is perhaps a good idea to have "C:\Python31\python3.exe" as well.
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