python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at
Thu Dec 8 01:10:11 EST 2016

Paul Moore wrote:
> On Tuesday, 6 December 2016 21:44:18 UTC, Gregory Ewing  wrote:
>> What you need to understand is that, to a Unix user, * and ? are *just as
>> well known* as |, < and >.
> And to Windows users. Just because BartC is proposing a silly distinction
> between what "Unix users" and "Windows users" expect, doesn't mean there is
> such a distinction.

Yes, Windows users will know about * too, but their understanding
of it will be different.

The real point is that Unix users will know that it has a
special meaning to the shell and work accordingly. They won't
be tripped up by the kind of problems Bart imagines they
will have with arguments containing *.


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