[docs] [issue21784] __init__.py can be a directory
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Sat Jun 21 00:56:55 CEST 2014
Raymond Hettinger added the comment:
> So maybe a check was dropped by mistake?
Why do we care? For the most part, Linux treats directories as files (if I do a mkdir twice, the error is "mkdir: tmp: File exists". We don't care about the other flags rwx so why should we care about d?
Python should avoid adding superfluous checks when it doesn't have to.
> Anyways, it doesn't bother me too much.
AFAICT, it hasn't bothered anyone.
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