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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Mar 15 06:19:39 CET 2007

Michael Urman wrote:
> Who would rather see os.path.dropext(path)?

I'd like to see such a function, and also
maybe replaceext(path, new_ext). I often
end up coding things like these myself,
since indexing the result of splitext all
the time is rather ugly.

To round off the set, I suggest

    path.dropext(path)  # returns the base name
    path.getext(path)   # returns the extension
    path.replaceext(path, newext) # adds or replaces the extension


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