On 29. 04. 20 21:42, Lloyd Kvam wrote:
> What you say is true. I still don't agree that
"python3.9" as a package name
> annoys humans.
I am not a package pro, but simply reading along as an interested human user. To me,
periods in package names can be confusing.
My sentence was about "python3.9" not being more annoying than
I wonder, why do you consider periods in names confusing?
We have around ~100 source package names with dot. Most of them have versions, e.g.:
Some use dot as a separator, e.g.:
I will adjust to whatever you decide to do, and I am not informed
enough to want a vote in how
this decision comes down, but I do not see an advantage to this sort of change.
The biggest advantage I see is getting closer to upstream.
The command that the user executes is "python3.9", not "python39".
I know no other place in the Python ecosystem where Python 3.9 is called
"python39" than the names of RPM packages (or other Linux distro packages).
I've googled "python36", "python37" etc. and all I could find was
Fedora/RHEL/CentOS related (or AUR). We have invented that naming ourselves and
we don't like being different :)
(There is the "py39" short identifier used e.g. in tox, but not