On 2020-03-11 3:52 p.m., Nicholas Jankowski wrote:
> I see it in the news that the default python interpreter is now python3.
> I have python 3.7.0 installed on my windows system (using default
> install parameters), my understanding is that the default configuration
> system call is just 'python':
what OS are you on? I believe the Python community recommends the
binary be called "python3".
At least on Fedora, there was quite an effort to not have software
calling "python" but rather specify python2 or python3...
On 2020-03-11 4:09 p.m., Nicholas Jankowski wrote:
> Windows 10. Used the vanilla Python installer for 3.7. realize stable
> is now 3.9.1 but I'm on a managed system so I'm out of date .not sure if
> that change was made for windows.
> We expect Unix-like software distributions (including systems like macOS and Cygwin) to install the python2 command into the default path whenever a version of the Python 2 interpreter is installed, and the same for python3 and the Python 3 interpreter.
But OTOH it also says:
> This PEP deliberately excludes any proposals relating to Microsoft Windows,
Windows... *throws up hands*... *sigh*. I will explore a bit but maybe
the default on Windows needs to still be `python` not `python3`?
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> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:48:23 -0400
> From: Nicholas Jankowski <[hidden email]>
> To: Colin Macdonald <[hidden email]>
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> GNU Octave <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Re: Symbolic package 2.9.0
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> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 12:36 PM Colin Macdonald <[hidden email]>
> > On 2020-03-11 4:09 p.m., Nicholas Jankowski wrote:
> > Windows... *throws up hands*... *sigh*. I will explore a bit but maybe
> > the default on Windows needs to still be `python` not `python3`?
> > Colin
> for now I've just added
> setenv PYTHON python
> to my .octaverc. I might be the only windows user not using the bundle,
> but I doubt it.
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The next mxe installer for octave will have a version on python already installed as well as the symbolic package