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Author stephan
Recipients stephan
Date 2016-10-04.13:42:32
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I am just migrating my code from python 2.7.12 to 3.5.2
on Windows and stumbled on the following difference:

In python 2.7.12:
  os.rename(filepath1, filepath2) 
  works even if 
  filepath1 and filepath2 are on different drives
  (or one on a local drive, the other on a network share).

In python 3.5.2 I get for the same operation:
 "OSError: [WinError 17] The system cannot move the file to a different disk drive"

My question:
 - is this a bug?
 - if not, where is this difference mentioned in the docs?
   I did find nothing, but I think it should be mentioned,
   otherwise I assume it's a bug.
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