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Date 2015-05-20.12:26:21
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Hi,

Following the principle of least astonishment, I would expect the function to return the same value.

Python 2.7.3 (default, Mar 13 2014, 11:03:55) 
[GCC 4.7.2] on linux2
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>>> import mimetypes
>>> mimetypes.init()
>>> mimetypes.guess_extension('text/plain') 
'.ksh'
>>> mimetypes.init()
>>> mimetypes.guess_extension('text/plain') 
'.asc'
>>> mimetypes.init()
>>> mimetypes.guess_extension('text/plain') 
'.txt'

It seems that each call overrides the global dictionnary, which changes the iteration order of the next call.

Best Regards,
Emmanuel
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