Saturday, October 23, 2010
Arch Linux defaults to Python 3 now
Arch Linux updates: Python 3 is now the default one, installed as /usr/bin/python. The old python interpreter is installed as /usr/bin/python2. This change resulted in a bunch of updates to other python-dependant packages. Python 3 breaks compatibility with Python 2.x series, so this is a bold move but hey, Arch Linux rocks :-), doesn't it? Using Python 3 as the default in the stable branch puts Arch Linux at the forefront of Linux distros. The list of new features and changes in Python 3.x series are listed here.