[Python-Dev] standard library mimetypes module pathologically broken?
amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Sat Aug 1 00:01:10 CEST 2009
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 09:16:02PM +0000, Jacob Rus wrote:
> * The operation is crazy: It defines a MimeTypes class which
> actually stores the type mappings, but this class is designed to
> be a singleton. The way that such a design is enforced is
> through the use of the module-global 'init' function, which
> makes an instance of the class, and then maps all of the
> functions in the module global namespace to instance methods.
> But confusingly, all such functions are also defined
> independently of the init function, with definitions such as:
> def guess_type(url, strict=True):
> if not inited:
> return guess_type(url, strict)
I can't speak for any of your other complaints, but I know that this
weird init stuff is fixed in trunk.
For the other stuff, you seem to have some very good points. I'm sure a
patch would be welcome.
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