On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 9:01 PM, anatoly techtonik <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Fixing this thing will make my happy (or very sad if you'd like this).
> Problem is described here:
> 1. chdir()
> 2. dirname(__file__)
> 3. FAIL
> from __future__ import abs__file__
Anatoly, this subject was already discussed on this list, just three
months ago, in a thread you started! _
To quote one of Nick Coglahan's replies _:
> Note that any remaining occurrences of non-absolute values in __file__ are
> generally considered bugs in the import system. However, we tend not to fix
> them in maintenance releases, since converting relative paths to absolute
> paths runs a risk of breaking user code.
> We're definitely *not* going to further pollute the module namespace with
> values that can be trivially and reliably derived from existing values.