[Python-Dev] Proposal to revert r54204 (splitext change)

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Mar 14 22:14:14 CET 2007

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 06:47 PM 3/14/2007 +0100, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> Phillip J. Eby schrieb:
>>> This backwards-incompatible change is therefore contrary to policy and
>>> should be reverted, pending a proper transition plan for the change
>>> (such as introduction of an alternative API and deprecation of the
>>> existing one.)
>> I'm clearly opposed to this proposal, or else I wouldn't have committed
>> the change in the first place.
> That much is obvious.  But I haven't seen any explanation as to why 
> explicitly-documented and explicitly-tested behavior should be treated as a 
> bug in policy terms, just because people don't like the documented and 
> tested behavior.
Because it's clearly a bug and has even been shown to fix bugs in 
current code ?

Honestly it is this sort of pointless prevarication that gives 
python-dev a bad name.

Michael Foord

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