On 2020-07-09 15:26:47 +0200 (+0200), Matthias Klose wrote:
> As written in [1], bullseye will not see unversioned python
> packages and the unversioned python command being built from the
> python-defaults package.
> It seems to be a little bit more controversial what should happen
> to the python command in the long term.  Some people argue that
> python should never point to python3, because it's incompatible,
> however Debian will have difficulties to explain that decision to
> users who start with Python3 and are not aware of the 2 to 3
> transition.  So yes, in the long term, Debian should have a python
> command again.

I don't follow your logic there. Why is it hard to explain? Python
was a programming language, and its last interpreter (2.7) is no
longer developed or supported. Python3 (formerly Python3000) is also
a programming language, similar to Python and developed by the same
community, but not directly compatible with Python. Debian provides
an interpreter for Python3, but has (or will have by then) ceased
distributing a Python interpreter.
Jeremy Stanley

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