[Python-Dev] os.access and Unicode

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Mar 11 12:05:52 CET 2005

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> The question is whether it would encourage conditional work-arounds. 
> -1. That only makes the code more complicated.

You misunderstand. I'm not proposing that the work-around is added
to Python. I'm saying that Python *users* might introduce such
work-arounds to their code.

> +1. Application writers can add tests for the correct version
> of Python to their application and give a warning to the user
> in case the version doesn't match.

Application writers typically don't do that if they can find
a work-around, because that means less hassle for their users.
They accept that the code will get more complicated because
of the work-around, and blame Python for having this bug in the
first place.

In any case, I can't backport the os.access change without explicit
permission from Anthony.


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