[Python-ideas] shutil.symlink to allow non-race replacement of existing link targets

Anders Hovmöller boxed at killingar.net
Tue May 14 01:02:32 EDT 2019



> On 14 May 2019, at 04:24, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> 
> It's not "cryptic" that Paris, France is difference from Paris, Texas. 
> Let's not abuse the word "cryptic" for things which are easy to resolve.

I'm sorry I thought you were the one arguing FOR using the same word for two very different things? *wink*

The real argument is that it's cryptic because the reader of the code won't know they need to resolve it. That's the pitfall. 

/ Anders 


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