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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Mar 16 01:30:43 CET 2007

Mike Krell wrote:
> I want
> ".emacs" to be renamed to ".1.emacs", thus preserving the extensions.
> Under the new patch, the second file would be renamed to ".emacs.1",
> gratuitously breaking the extension preservation.

This argument presupposes that ".emacs" on its own
should be considered an extension, which is the
very thing under dispute.

If it's not considered an extension, it gets renamed
to ".emacs.1", just the same as any other file with
no extension, e.g. "foo" to "foo.1". So it's equally
consistent whichever way you think of it.


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