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bug #61216: "rmpath" can be used to remove the current directory "." from the load path

Submitted by:  Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Submitted on:  Fri 24 Sep 2021 03:53:55 PM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Missed Error or Warning
Status:  Ready For Test Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  6.3.0 Operating System:  Any

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Fri 24 Sep 2021 04:00:52 PM UTC, comment #1: 

That was easier to fix than I would have expected.

Pushed a change to the stable branch here:

Marking as ready for test.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
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Fri 24 Sep 2021 03:53:55 PM UTC, original submission:  

The current directory (`.`) should always be first in the load path order.

Using `rmpath ('.')` correctly displays a warning and does nothing.
However, `rmpath ('../current_folder')` (where "current_folder" is the name of the current folder) removes the current directory from the load path.

That should not happen. Instead, it is probably best if the same warning would be displayed and `.` stayed at the top of the load path.

See also this report on discourse:

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-09-24 mmuetzel StatusConfirmed => Ready For Test
    2021-09-24 mmuetzel Summary"rmpath" can be used to remove the current path from the load path => "rmpath" can be used to remove the current directory "." from the load path

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