python27.exe vs python2.7.exe ...

James Mills prologic at
Wed Sep 15 00:36:12 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Trent Mick <trentm at> wrote:
> Hind sight is 20/20 is all I can say. :)

Perhaps having 1/60 sight is better ? :)

>  When I added support for "pythonXY.exe" instead of "pythonX.Y.exe" I was
> trying to add an out-of-the-box equivalent for what I saw some core
> developers doing with their own batch scripts: py20.bat, py21.bat, etc.  I
> didn't think to provide equivalence to the Unix shortcuts. Also, this was a
> looong time ago (back when python 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 were still relevant) so
> it could be there there *weren't* many of the typical (now) Linux
> "pythonX.Y" installed executables.

Good point :) My comment was just a comment, nothing negative intended!


-- James Mills
-- "Problems are solved by method"

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