[Python-ideas] os.listdir default to '.'

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Fri Jan 13 00:24:59 CET 2012

On 13Jan2012 09:26, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
| Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> writes:
| > I think it should be '.' [instead of ‘os.path.curdir’].
| >
| > It is possible to arrange directory permissions so that you can't open
| > curdir because it traverses a directory to which one lacks permissions,
| > but you can still open '.'.
| What distinction are you drawing?
|     >>> os.path.curdir
|     '.'

A totally bogus distinction. I had os.getcwd() in my head instead.
Please ignore my post:-(

Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743

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