[New-bugs-announce] [issue15202] followlinks/follow_symlinks/symlinks flags unification.

Serhiy Storchaka report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jun 27 10:59:38 CEST 2012

New submission from Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com>:

Now three different flag are used to denote the same behavior. followlinks is used in os.(f)walk, symlinks is used in shutil functions (with opposite meaning), and follow_symlinks is just added to many os functions. Unfortunately, symlinks, like followlinks, is used prior to 3.3. But follow_symlinks appeared only in 3.3 (besides, it's too long a name for this frequently used parameter) and it can be unified with one of the earlier spelling. Replacing follow_symlinks to followlinks is simpler than to symlinks.

components: Library (Lib)
files: followlinks.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 164130
nosy: storchaka
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: followlinks/follow_symlinks/symlinks flags unification.
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file26176/followlinks.patch

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