"skip" == skip email@example.com writes:
Martin> I don't think any change is necessary. os.path.commonprefix Martin> works just fine on path components:
>>> os.path.commonprefix(["/export/home", "/etc/passwd"]) '/e'
skip> I suppose that's correct given the defined behavior of the skip> function, but it certainly doesn't seem to be very path-like to skip> me.
I should also point out that most people will not have the foresight to use it the way Martin demonstrated. Documentation or not, I'll be a fair fraction of all usage assumes the return value represents a valid path.
Martin> Of course, using it that way would require a library function Martin> that reliably splits a path into components; I think one would Martin> have to do abspath on arbitrary inputs.
Kinda what I think os.path.split ought to do. Should I tackle that next? ;-)