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> IOW, globbing is usually understood as the act of expanding a pattern
> to the files it matches. Nothing in that implies recursive traversal
> of a directory tree.

Still, that's a common need. "I want all Python files in a subtree".

> On the other hand, os.walk and/or walkdir suggest that in their name.

I don't know why "walk" is supposedly more recursive than "glob".

> Admittedly, we already have more than one, and a high-level tool is
> proposed with Nick's walkdir. Why add *yet another* high-level tool?

Because the walkdir spelling (IIUC) is longish, tedious and awkward.
I could see myself typing "rglob('*.py')" in a short script or an
interpreter session, without having to look up any kind of docs.
Certainly not the walkdir alternative (I've already forgotten what it
is).
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