[docs] [issue34526] Path.relative_to() taking multiple arguments could be better documented
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Tue Aug 28 04:42:29 EDT 2018
New submission from Antony Lee <anntzer.lee at gmail.com>:
Currently, the docs for Path.relative_to read
Compute a version of this path relative to the path represented by other. If it’s impossible, ValueError is raised: (examples follow)
It's a bit confusing why other is a star-args, especially as no example actually passes more than one argument to relative_to.
The docstring is a tiny bit clearer:
Return the relative path to another path identified by the passed
arguments. If the operation is not possible (because this is not
a subpath of the other path), raise ValueError.
Effectively, a Path is constructed from all *other args and used as base for the computation of the relative path. It looks a bit like a misfeature to me, but at least it could be better documented (e.g. by adding `Path("/tmp/foo/bar").relative_to("/tmp", "foo") == Path("bar")` as example in the docs).
assignee: docs at python
nosy: Antony.Lee, docs at python
title: Path.relative_to() taking multiple arguments could be better documented
versions: Python 3.7
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