On 05/17/2018 08:53 PM, Matthias Klose wrote:
> PEP 394 [1] saw an update in April 2018 [2], the diffs at [3].
> The most important change from my point of view is
> -* It is suggested that even distribution-specific packages follow the
> -  ``python2``/``python3`` convention, even in code that is not intended to
> +* It is strongly encouraged that distribution-specific packages use 
> ``python2``
> +  or ``python3`` rather than ``python``, even in code that is not intended to
>    operate on other distributions.
> I don't think there is enough time to replace all python shebangs to python2 
> in
> time for the buster release, however there is no harm in starting this process
> now.  But I'd like to get this done for buster+1, in the case we still need to
> ship a Python2/2.7, so that buster+1 doesn't ship with a python command, but
> maybe with a python2 command.

I very much support this proposal, and don't understand why Scott and
Piotr aren't (plus seemingly inventing things you haven't proposed).


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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