i was wondering how i would install python three
sudo apt install python3
parrot includes these versions of python by default
the following terminal commands point to python 2.7:
the following terminal commands point to python 3.6:
the following terminal commands point to python 3.7:
further notes on python launchers in debian
python points to python2 by default because there is a lot of python2 legacy code that needs the
python launcher to provide python2 to work as expected.
python command will be probably converted into python3 after python 2 deprecation (january 2020).
if you need to use python 3, then launch
python3 currently points to python 3.6, but it may point to python 3.7 in the future. Use the explicit python 37 launcher if you need the latest version.
why all this complex shit
this is not a parrot policy, this is how debian handles python versions and legacy code support, which may differ from other distributions.