I hope Glitch won’t deviate from the Linux distro it uses in doing this. It wouldn’t make my life much harder if they did. I use Python 3 myself, and I wouldn’t mind saving a keystroke here and there. But it seems like such a small, vanity gain that I’d rather they prioritize least-astonishment and conformance with more broadly published recommendations, such as PEP 394.
Scott, I feel for you that you have to deal with this frustration. Whatever environment you’re coming from that taught its users to use
python for Python 3, I feel like it’s one of these groups that chose vanity over least-astonishment and now you’re left to deal with the consequences. But I don’t want Glitch to become one of those groups and do this to its users as well.