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"glob.glob('weirdness')" Any thoughts?


On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 6:03 PM, Thomas Jollans <tjol at tjol.eu> wrote:
> On 09/09/2018 02:20 PM, Gilmeh Serda wrote:
>>
>>
>> # Python 3.6.1/Linux
>> (acts the same in Python 2.7.3 also, by the way)
>>
>>>>> from glob import glob
>>
>>
>>>>> glob('./Testfile *')
>>
>> ['./Testfile [comment] some text.txt']
>>
>>>>> glob('./Testfile [comment]*')
>>
>> []
>>
[...]
>
> https://docs.python.org/3/library/glob.html#glob.escape demonstrates a way
> of escaping that works:
>
> glob('./Testfile [[]comment]*')
>

That is about the least correct working solution one could conceive.
Of course your suggested "glob('./Testfile [[]comment]*')" works in
the positive case, but pretty much comes down to a glob('./Testfile
[[]*').
And in the negative case it would provide many false positives. (e.g.
"Testfile [falacy]", "Testfile monty", "Testfile ]not quite" and so
on)
Even if you wanted to use that strange character class, which is not a
good idea (as explained above), using "[[]coment]" would be better,
since there is no reason to repeat a character.