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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Mar 15 22:06:37 CET 2007

Martin v. Löwis schrieb:

>> The process of having warnings at least ensures that I can *discover* 
>> whether my programs depend on some behavior that has changed - rather than 
>> having something that used to work and now doesn't.
> So you would agree to the change if a warning was generated at run-time?
> Notice that there is already a warning there: the documentation clearly
> states that the behavior has changed, and, of course, Misc/NEWS lists
> it as changed behavior.

As a sidenote, this item should be included in the 2.6 "What's new"'s "porting"

Perhaps it would be a good "policy" to automatically list potentially breaking
fixes there instead of rolling off that task to Andrew.


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