[Distutils] normpath/abspath problem
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Thu, 3 Aug 2000 22:21:03 -0400 (EDT)
Greg Ward writes:
> He has an alternate version which sounds agreeable to the MacPython
> folks, so there's a good chance it'll be in Python 2.0, and possibly
> 1.6. To maintain full compatibility with 1.5.2, though, we'd have to
> include it in the Distutils and use it if necessary, eg.
> def mac_normpath (path):
So far so good.
> if mac and python < 1.6:
> normpath = mac_normpath
> normpath = os.path.normpath
macpath = mac_normpath
Simple, and doesn't require any platform tests. (sys.version_info
is new starting in version 1.6.)
> But then what about abspath(), which uses normpath()? macpath.abspath()
> -- like the other two abspath() implementations -- calls normpath(), but
> it would end up calling the version in macpath.py, which will still be
This solution fixes all callers of macpath.normpath without
additional magic. Keep It Simple. ;)
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member