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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Mar 6 22:39:33 CET 2007

At 10:01 PM 3/6/2007 +0100, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>It's unfortunate, of course, that people apparently relied on
>this behavior

I was going to say it's the *documented* behavior, but I see that the 
documentation is actually such that it could be interpreted either way.

However, since it's not documented more specifically, it seems perfectly 
reasonable to rely on the implementation's behavior to resolve the ambiguity.

>(is the code you are referring to publicly available?

No, and I don't know if it's still being used, although it probably 
is.  But it might also still be running on Python 2.2, and I'm not sure if 
any of its actual uses are actually affected by such dotted files, or 
whether the code will ever be upgraded to more recent Python versions.  I 
haven't worked at the company in question for a few years now.

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