[docs] [issue17415] Clarify docs of os.path.normpath()

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Mon Mar 18 00:03:30 CET 2013

Terry J. Reedy added the comment:

The top of the os doc makes it clear that path = byte string or unicode string and I meant 'string' in that generalized sense. I think 'string' is used that way elsewhere in the 3.x docs. I though of 'text manipulation', but as the doc again makes clear, unix byte string paths may not be 'text', which is why byte string paths are needed. That was my thought, anyway.


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