running python 2 vs 3

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Thu Mar 20 21:46:09 CET 2014

Dan Stromberg <drsalists at>:

> Actually, I formerly used /usr/bin/env, but have recently (within the
> last couple of years) stopped.
> This is because the env trick doesn't play nicely with top IME. Also,
> it's a trick.

I'm not sure I like it either, but it's a standard idiom in Pythonland.


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