os.remove & os.rmdir

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Thu Jan 9 08:29:11 CET 2003

Padraig Brady <padraig.brady at corvil.com> wrote:
>Peter Hansen wrote:
>> Padraig Brady wrote:
>>>So, should I do a simple patch?
>> Please don't!
>>>Advantages I can see are:
>>>    1. It follows the standard
>> Which standard?  This is Python, not C.
>POSIX and ISO C. Having different functionality than those
>is confusing I think.

ISO C does not say this.  The spec only says that "remove" deletes a file.
In response to a request for interpretation, the behavior when a directory
name is given was officially deemed "unspecified".
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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