[Python-Dev] Attempt script name with '.py' appended instead of failing?

Mark Hammond mhammond@skippinet.com.au
Tue, 16 May 2000 16:22:53 +1000

For about the 1,000,000th time in my life (no exaggeration :-), I just
typed "python.exe foo" - I forgot the .py.

It would seem a simple and useful change to append a ".py" extension and
try-again, instead of dieing the first time around - ie, all we would be
changing is that we continue to run where we previously failed.

Is there a good reason why we dont do this?