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