[arch-general] Python 3 Rationale?

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 12:17:26 EDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Matthew Gyurgyik <pyther at pyther.net> wrote:
>  On 10/20/2010 11:45 AM, maxc wrote:
>> There is an excellent post by Guido here, Hilton:
>> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-3000/2008-February/011910.html
>> 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.
> http://www.river.com/users/share/etiquette/

Fucking hell! Can we stop with this constant nagging on the list? It
doesn't help (as you can see), you waste 1926 people's time with the
message (yes, this list has this many subscribers, and it is soon to
be one less), and it just doesn't need to be said. I'm sure you made
it through the message content just fine, even with the top post.

Things that piss list subscribers (or at least me) off:
* Bitching about top posting
* Repeated posts containing no new information
* More than two emails without either party doing anything except
having a public argument
* Not understanding the subject of an email and still responding
(several emails in this thread have done so...)
* Changing the topic without changing the subject
* Voting on something that is not a vote

So you don't piss other subscribers off, if you want to bitch at/about
me, please do it off-list.

Getting off my soapbox now,

-Dan (the Arch Developer)

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