Python 3 is killing Python

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Wed Jul 16 19:50:24 CEST 2014

On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Javier <nospam at> wrote:
> I think there has been a severe miscalculation, and the change in the
> name of the interpreter python3 to python
> is a good example of the
> disconnection between GvR and the real world.

Er, that PEP currently recommends that python be a symlink to python2.
It states that at some point in the future, the recommendation will
change to have python symlink to python3.

> Arch Linux was the only distro to fall in the trap

You've got the order of events backward.  That PEP was created
*because* Arch decided to link python to python3.  Neither GvR nor
anybody else who work on Python have any control over that.

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