[arch-general] Python 3 Rationale?
pyther at pyther.net
Wed Oct 20 12:02:27 EDT 2010
On 10/20/2010 11:45 AM, maxc wrote:
> There is an excellent post by Guido here, Hilton:
> Guido seems to favor using /usr/bin/python3.0 or /usr/bin/python3 and
> /usr/bin/python as symlinks to the respective versions of Python.
> 'Perhaps we should only install "python3.0" and not "python".'
> We're not here to discussion semantics ofc. :) There is a much broader
> concern which I hope we can address through friendly discourse.
> On Oct 20, 2010, at 11:26 AM, Hilton Medeiros
> <medeiros.hilton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
Since you have seemed to miss my previous post. I'll post again!
Really please, please don't top post.
More information about the arch-general