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2011/12/23 Charles-Fran├žois Natali <report@bugs.python.org>
>
> > One of the Python advantages is providing predictable cross-platform
> > behavior. If we can't introduce nice API without BC break, it is not
> > a reason to introduce ulgy API.
>
> We cannot make rename() overwrite existing files by default (on Windows).
> It's out of question, too much code might rely on this, and this may very
> well introduce security flaws.
> If you're concerned with the semantics difference between platforms, well,
> there's not much we can do about it now. Java behaves in the same way, for
> example.
>

I propose quite the opposite. rename() should not overwrite existing files
by default.
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