There is a difference.
Most of those permissive behaviours that you describe,and which I mostly relish, are controlled entirely within the auspices of my program!
The destructive behaviour of rename means that I may well be destroying someone else's data, or someone else accidentally or deliberatly destroying mine.
I consider that a fundemental distinction.
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