python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Dec 6 08:34:34 EST 2016

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:25 AM, BartC <bc at> wrote:
> What, the convention of NOT assuming that any command parameter that uses *
> or ? MUST refer to whatever set of filenames happen to match in the current
> directory? And to then insert N arbitrary filenames in the parameter list.
> That's a pretty good convention, yes?!

Right! And while you're at it, stop assuming that percent signs have
meaning, that quotes have meaning, etc, etc, etc. Right? And why
should the enter key be significant - what if you want to send more
than one line of command line arguments?


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