Mike Orr wrote:
- This is confusing as heck:'/world'os.path.join("hello", "/world")
It's only confusing if you're not thinking of pathnames as abstract entities.
There's a reason for this behaviour -- it's so you can do things like
full_path = os.path.join(default_dir, filename_from_user)
where filename_from_user can be either a relative or absolute path at his discretion.
In other words, os.path.join doesn't just mean "join these two paths together", it means "interpret the second path in the context of the first".
Having said that, I can see there could be an element of confusion in calling it "join".