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Re: ✘python shebang, yet again

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: ✘python shebang, yet again
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:09:09 -0700

Yo Greg!

On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:57:32 -0400
Greg Troxel <> wrote:

> "Gary E. Miller" <> writes:
> > I could live with removing /usr/bin/env IFF target_python is a full
> > path.  Otherwise keep the /usr/bin/env  
> That is probably the best thing in terms of making the most people
> happy.  If people want to set target_python to not a full path, which
> I understand many do, then they do need env.  But for those who pass
> a full path, I think essentially all of them just want that executed.

Agreed.  I'll give this another day before I commit anything.

> (The point of using a full path is to bind to a particular python
> build at gpsd configure/build time, rather than having it end up
> using one at runtime that may or may not have been changed.  But I've
> said that before, and the PEP people don't value that property.)

Nor do I believe that is even possible.  A topic for another day.

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