Author Ben FrantzDale
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Date 2018-04-13.18:38:46
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The sortedness of glob.glob's output is platform-dependent. While the docs do not mention sorting, and so are strictly correct, if you are on a platform where its output is sorted, it's easy to believe that the output is always sorted.

I propose we a Note maybe next to "Note: Using the “**” pattern in large directory trees may consume an inordinate amount of time." that says "Note: While the output of glob.glob may be sorted on some architectures, ordering is not guaranteed. Use `sort(glob.glob(...))` if ordering is important."

This wrong assumption burned us when scripts inexplicably stopped working on OSX High Sierra.
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