[arch-general] Python 3 Rationale?

Max Countryman maxc at me.com
Tue Oct 19 22:00:29 EDT 2010

Apologies, link cut in original quote: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-3000/2008-February/011910.html

On Oct 19, 2010, at 9:58 PM, Max Countryman wrote:

>> I failed to find a reference, but I seem to remember the Python team deciding at some point that they intended to keep the name "python" for the Python 2.X binaries perpetually, and require Python 3.X to be invoked as "python3". Arch might be alone in making this change, and inconsistent with other Python distributions.
>> EDIT: I can't find a conclusive decision but here is one discussion on the subject: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-3000/2008-February/0...
> There is any interesting conversation taking place over at Hacker News: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1808840

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