On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 4:49 AM Stephen J. Turnbull firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Andre Delfino writes:
Frequently, while globbing, one needs to work with multiple extensions. I’d like to propose for fnmatch.filter to handle a tuple of patterns (while preserving the single str argument functionality, alas str.endswith),
This is one of those famous 3-line functions, though:
import fnmatch def multifilter(names, *patterns): result =  for p in patterns: result.extend(fnmatch.filter(names, p) return result
It's a 3-line function in 5 lines, OK, but still.
And like many "hey it's this easy" demonstrations, that isn't quite identical, as a single file can match multiple patterns (but shouldn't be in the result multiple times). Whether that's an important distinction or not remains to be seen, but I do know of situations where this would have bitten me.