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I could very easily see a scenario in which your own version has a conflict with the official one. For example maybe you need to get really careful about where the install stub is on PATH.

The possibility of a built-in one not being what you want adds a whole category of issues that wouldn't surface before. Maybe also those alternative ways of packaging die out due to lack of interest.

If someone is an expert, and can't re-order path variables, then someone isn't an expert.

Use your imagination. Sometimes the machines are not set up and maintained by you. Sometimes you write scripts and run them far away. Sometimes someone else's script mucks with PATH. Now there is an ambiguity about which python runs.

Ask folks who ran into this with an old release installed by default, as in a Mac. Some of them appear to be on the thread.

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