Re: Language extensions in programs under /usr/bin
> What would be the best approach, to leave the program as "ask.py"
> (unusual) or rename it to "ask" (possibility of name conflicts and
> breakage of existing installations)?
Leave it. The program will be known as "ask.py" everywhere outside
Debian. Changing the name is asking for confusion.
Besides, if dumb names were a problem we'd do something about
Dancing Horse Hill