[$] Revisiting PEP 394

Post Syndicated from jake original https://lwn.net/Articles/780737/rss

With the uptake of Python 3 (and the imminent end of life for
Python 2.7), there is a question of
which version of Python a user should get when they type “python
at the
command line or have it as part of a shebang
(“#!“) line in a script. Back in 2011, PEP 394 (“The
‘python’ Command on Unix-Like Systems”) was created as an informational PEP
that relayed the recommendations of the Python core developers to Linux
distributions and others in a similar
position about which version
to point python to. Now, Petr Viktorin, one of the authors of the
PEP, would like to
revisit
those recommendations
, which is something that is suggested
in the PEP
itself.