[Python-ideas] Have os.unlink remove junction points on Windows

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 13:50:14 CEST 2013

On 25 September 2013 12:01, Kim Gräsman <kim.grasman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Oscar,
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Oscar Benjamin
> <oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Since no one has responded to this for some time I would estimate that
>> not many people particularly dislike your idea. So feel free to open
>> an issue about it on the tracker (after checking that there isn't
>> already an open issue and that your problem is not already solved in
>> the most recent release):
>> http://bugs.python.org/
>> On the other hand evidently not many people are very enthusiastic
>> about this idea so it's possible that the tracker issue will not go
>> anywhere unless you write the patch yourself.
> Thanks for responding!
> I opened an issue before posting here: http://bugs.python.org/issue18314

Sorry, I've just looked back over this thread and I see that now.

> I'd be happy to provide a patch, but I only want to put time into it
> if there's a reasonable chance it gets committed. That's why I wanted
> to hear if there were any objections, so I don't end up writing,
> testing and posting a patch only to end up in quibbles around the
> general idea.
> I'm new to Python development; would a concrete patch help move this forward?

It doesn't look like anyone else will write a patch so I don't think
much will happen if you don't either. I don't know anything about
junction points though so I have no idea how likely it is that a patch
would be accepted.


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