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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 11:34:36 CET 2007

On 16/03/07, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> What's *actually* under dispute here is whether it's acceptable to classify
> this perfectly useful-as-is behavior, that was documented and tested in
> released versions of Python for several years (with patches to change its
> behavior explicitly rejected in the past), as a "bug".

Just to put this into context, the word "bug" is probably not the best
to use here. The orignal behaviour was described as a bug, certainly,
but that's not how the change has been treated. If the behaviour was
being deemed a "bug", it would be acceptable in a "bugfix" release
(ie. 2.5.1). No-one is advocating that.

Rather, the change is being treated as a behaviour change (which it
is) and submitted for a *feature* release (2.6). Whether the behaviour
change is good, reasonable, acceptable - that's the question here.
(And one on which I don't have an opinion!)


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