Saturday, October 23, 2010

Arch Linux defaults to Python 3 now

A major update has recently been pushed with 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.

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