python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Fri Dec 9 00:32:35 EST 2016


On Thu, Dec 8, 2016, at 20:38, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:37:27 -0500, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com>
> declaimed the following:
> >There are other issues, like needing a way to do Windows' version of
> >wildcard parsing with all its quirks, or at least some of its quirks -
> >"*.*" for all files and "*." for files not containing any dot being the
> >most commonly used in the real world.
> >
> 	In the original 8.3 scheme -- no files "contained" a dot

Yes, but they do now, and the compatibility quirks persist. At some
point in the process *?. are translated to other reserved characters <>"
in order to allow the same native functions to perform both the 'quirks
mode' and more rigorous logic.


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