A question on the creation of list of lists

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Thu Apr 23 16:12:20 CEST 2015

On 04/23/2015 08:36 AM, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
>>> From: "subhabrata banerji" <subhabrata.banerji at gmail.com>
>>> list_of_files = glob.glob('C:\Python27\*.*')
>  >
>> 1/ Your file pattern search will not get files that do not have any
>> dot in
>> their name
> Actually, on Windows, it will. (This is for compatibility with
> MS-DOS 8.3 filenames, where the dot wasn't actually stored, so
> there was no distinction between a filename with a dot and an
> empty extension, and a filename with no dot.)

That's certainly true at the command line in Windows DOS box, but I'd be 
astounded if glob used the same logic, even on Winodows.


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