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

glyph at divmod.com glyph at divmod.com
Fri Mar 16 22:53:21 CET 2007

On 15 Mar, 11:34 pm, martin at v.loewis.de wrote:
>glyph at divmod.com schrieb:
>>However, the decision was a bad one regardless of the existing policy, 
>>and sets a bad precedent while we are discussing this policy.  I could 
>>be wrong, but I think it would be reasonable to assume that if Martin 
>>strongly supports such a change, Martin would oppose a policy which 
>>would strictly forbid such changes, and it is just such a policy that 
>>Python needs.
>I still can't guess what policy you have in mind, so I can't object to
>it :-) I may accept a policy that rejects this change, but allows
>another change to fix the problem. I would oppose a policy that causes
>this bug to be unfixable forever.

Well, there's *also* the fact that I strongly disagree that this is a 
bug, but I don't know that I could codify that in a policy.  Hence the 
parallel discussion.

However, I do apologize for obliquely referring to this thing I'm 
working on without showing a work in progress.  It's just that different 
parts of the policy will rely on each other, and I don't want to get 
bogged down talking about individual details which will be dealt with in 
the final rev.  That, and I am trying to integrate feedback from the 
ongoing discussion...
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