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

Michael Urman murman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 02:28:36 CET 2007

On 3/15/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> If we both agree that the old behavior was erroneous, then I
> cannot understand why you want to see the patch reverted.

I think at least part of the disagreement is over the classification
of the earlier behavior as "erroneous". Both unexpected and
undesirable have certainly been common classifications, but as not
everyone agrees, and a very visible example in Windows Explorer
disagree, it's hard to settle on this behavior being simply incorrect.
Thus it's a value judgement. Unlike other value judgements reflected
in Misc/NEWS, there are no similar APIs with which we can compare
behavior and match to increase consistency.

Michael Urman  http://www.tortall.net/mu/blog

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