On 1/31/06, Andrew Koenig firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Possibly os.chmod and os.umask could be extended to take a string argument so we could write chmod(path, "0640").
Would you really want chmod(path, 0640) and chmod(path, "0640") to have different meanings?
Apart from making 0640 a syntax error (which I think is wrong too), could this be solved by *requiring* the argument to be a string? (Or some other data type, but that's probably overkill.)
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