On 24May2009 21:40, Antoine Pitrou firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: | Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek@...> writes: | > As soon as your program is working with the filesystem, and is | > navigating into it by calling APIs like os.chdir, os.getcwd, etc, | > you have good chances to end up calling os.listdir on the current | > directory, and specifying os.curdir becomes superfluous imho | > because you know you are in os.curdir. | | You'd better be careful with it. The "current directory" is process-wide | and so modifying it in a thread will affect all other threads in your | program. I'm not saying all programs have this characteristic, but relying | on the current directory rather than explicit paths isn't always a good idea...
True, but if he's doing that the issue is already there. Changing listdir(curdir()) into listdir() isn't going the change any semantics.
On the other hand, I've several times been bitten by shell scripts that change directory before doing something and in so doing quietly break some relative filenames... Same problem.
Still, the problem's not with giving listdir a default, specificly.