[Chicago] Reading From a Directory

eviljoel eviljoel at linux.com
Tue May 10 02:34:53 CEST 2011

Hello Carl,

Well, if it was delegating to a shell, you might not have a shell
running to delegate to.  But as you said, it looks like it is calling
the operating system which pretty much has to be there.


On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 7:01 PM, Clyde Forrester
> <clydeforrester at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Outsourcing something that fundamental to a shell or module still bugs me,
> that statement bugs me :)
> os.listdir() is an interface between the python vm and the OS's api to
> do what you want.  It is about as elegant as you can get.  Curious:
> what bugs you about it?
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