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

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Mar 20 19:39:57 CET 2007

On 20 Mar, 2007, at 19:24, Phillip J. Eby wrote:

>> What I don't understand is why 'ignore_leading_dot==False' is
>> considered to be a valid usecase at all, except for the fact that
>> os.path.splitext did this until py2.5. I'm definitely in the camp
>> that considers '.profile' not to have an extension.
> Okay, the part I'm confused about is what's your position on what  
> should be *done* about this.  Are you favoring no change?   
> Deprecating it and ripping it out?  Or what?

os.path.splitext works fine for what it is supposed to do, even  
though there currently is some confusion on what that is. IMHO the  
change Martin checked in into 2.6 was a good one and makes that API  
as good as it can get without unduly cluttering the API.


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