[Python-Dev] Get 2.5 changes in now, branch will be frozen soon

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Sat Mar 31 19:36:20 CEST 2007

"Stephen Hansen" <apt.shansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sure everyone remembers the big ol' honking discussion on the change to
> os.splitext; it sorta fizzled after Guido asked if people would accept a
> pronouncement on the subject. I'm not anyone in the Python world, but felt
> strongly enough on the particular subject to submit a patch (and later
> revisions based upon the evolving conversation), but I think this should get
> resolved one way or the other. If the existing "fix" goes in for 2.5.1, then
> I'm going to withdraw said patch since I think it would end up doing more
> harm then good to silently change the semantics of how the function treats
> and defines extensions in one version only to do so again in another.

Anthony Baxter said that the patch wasn't making it into 2.5.1, and
since he is the release manager, his word is just about as final as
Guido's (at least regarding the releases he does).

 - Josiah

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