[python-uk] python-uk Digest, Vol 69, Issue 1

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Thu May 7 23:06:12 CEST 2009

On Thu, 7 May 2009, John Pinner wrote:
> But if you are developing new software you should be using Python 3,
> ready for when it becomes the default in Linux distributions (already
> it is, in Ubuntu 9.04).

What does that mean?

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 9.04
Release:	9.04
Codename:	jaunty
$ python3
The program 'python3' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install python3-minimal
bash: python3: command not found
$ python
Python 2.6.2 (release26-maint, Apr 19 2009, 01:56:41)
[GCC 4.3.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
john at alice:~$ dpkg -S $(which python)
python-minimal: /usr/bin/python
$ apt-cache depends python
   Depends: python2.6
   Depends: python-minimal


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