Issue #174 has been reported by Arthur Schreiber.

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Bug #174: [1.8.6] File.extname(".profile") is not returning an empty String
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/174

Author: Arthur Schreiber
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assigned to: Shyouhei Urabe
Category: 
Target version: 


In the latest patchlevel versions of the ruby_1_8_6 branch, the File.extname method stopped returning empty Strings for files starting with a dot:

Latest version of the ruby_1_8 branch:
File.extname(".profile") # => ""

Latest version of the ruby_1_8_7 branch:
File.extname(".profile") # => ""

Latest version of the ruby_1_8_6 branch:
File.extname(".profile") # => ".profile"


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