Author paul.moore
Recipients BreamoreBoy, NaCl, bwanamarko, ncoghlan, paul.moore, r.david.murray, steve.dower, terry.reedy, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2015-03-21.17:20:04
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Personally, I'd like to have 3.5 be the release that changes to using "Program Files" as the default install, and offers a per-user install to Appdata. I suspect there will be enough fallout from that change to keep us busy. Let's look to 3.6 for major renamings of the executables (if ever).

It should be noted that making python.exe be the launcher could potentially break a lot of things pretty horribly - virtualenv and the launcher itself are the ones that immediately come to mind.

Having said that, I have no objection to having both python35.exe and python.exe, but for 3.5 they should both be the same actual executable. In practice I doubt Windows users will use python35.exe, as there's no tradition of versioned executables there.
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