[arch-general] Python 3 Rationale?

Hilton Medeiros medeiros.hilton at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 11:26:07 EDT 2010

On Wed, 20 Oct 2010 10:58:42 -0400
Max Countryman <maxc at me.com> wrote:

> That is fine unless the Python development team has decide that
> python3 will not become python. 
> Python 2.7.x will be maintained for quite some time. (In excess of
> four more years.) Even after it is dropped in the future there's no
> indication that the python3 binary is intended to become the python
> binary.
> The link I posted earlier to the thread on the Python mailing list
> seems to indicate the opposite. 

A 'python' binary doesn't and won't ever exist, it is only a
symlink, Max.

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