[issue12618] py_compile cannot create files in current directory
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Sun Nov 27 02:08:18 CET 2011
Meador Inge <meadori at gmail.com> added the comment:
> we don’t know what people do with symlinks and relative paths out
> there, so I’d prefer adding a safe special case* rather than always
> calling abspath. What do you think?
Éric, I agree. I didn't know about the strange symlink + relative path
behavior with 'os.path.normpath', but  cleared me up. With that in
mind the special casing is OK. I have attached an updated patch with
a unit test.
Also, this is not an issue for Python 2.7. The 2.7 implementation
assumes any directories mentioned in the path already exist. So, I
removed 2.7 from the affected versions.
versions: -Python 2.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file23789/issue12618-1.patch
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