[issue15202] followlinks/follow_symlinks/symlinks flags unification
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Wed Jun 27 13:12:33 CEST 2012
Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> added the comment:
> Also, it's not PEP-8-compliant (which we can forgive because I'm pretty sure it predates PEP 8).
I don't see how this is contrary to PEP 8. PEP 8 says nothing about the
names of function arguments.
> Already I suspect it is too late. If it ships in 3.3 it will
> absolutely be too late.
Unfortunately, too little time has passed between #14626 accepting and
shipping of 3.3b1. In any case, with accepted #14626 better than without
> I suggest another approach: add a redundant "follow_symlinks" argument
> to os.walk, os.fwalk, and the shutil functions.
This is a bad solution, and I do not think that the benefits would
outweigh the disadvantages. I am -0.
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