A python-help poster finally convinced me that there was a way to enable automatic wildcard expansion on win32. This is done by linking in "setargv.obj" along with all of the other MS libs. Quick testing shows that it works.
Is this a feature we want to add? I can see both sides of that coin.
PS: I saw a RISKS digest posting last week which had a horror story about wildcard expansion on some flavor of Windows. The person had two files with long filenames:
verylongfile1.txt and verylongfile2.txt
But Win32 stored them in 8.3 format, so they were stored as verylo~2.txt and verylo~1.txt
(Yes, the 1 and 2 were swapped!). So when he did
he removed the wrong file. Neat, eh?
(This is actually relevant -- it's possible that setargv.obj and glob.glob could give different answers).