[Python-Dev] a suggestion ... Re: PEP 383 (again)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Apr 30 08:41:28 CEST 2009

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> -On [20090430 07:18], "Martin v. Löwis" (martin at v.loewis.de) wrote:
>> Suppose I create a new directory, and run the following script
>> in 3.x:
>> py> open("x","w").close()
>> py> open(b"\xff","w").close()
>> py> os.listdir(".")
>> ['x']
> That is actually a regression in 3.x:

Correct - and precisely the issue that this PEP wants to address.

For comparison, do os.listdir(u"."), though:

py> os.listdir(u".")
[u'x', '\xff']


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