[Python-Dev] splitext('.cshrc')

Hans Meine meine at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Tue Mar 6 14:44:52 CET 2007

Am Dienstag, 06. März 2007 13:36 schrieb Martin v. Löwis:
> #1115886 complains that in the file name '.cshrc', the
> entire file name is treated as an extension, with no
> root.
> #1462106 contains a patch for that, changing the behavior
> so that there will always be a root file name (and no
> extension if the file is just a dotfile).
> Should this be changed? Opinions?


The current behavior is clearly a bug, since a leading dot does not start an 
extension, but marks a file as "hidden".  The latter is on UNIX, and while 
this is different on Windows, I cannot imagine that anyone would
a) have dotfiles under that OS, or even then
b) rely on the current behavior that their full filename counts as 


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