[New-bugs-announce] [issue3485] os.path.normcase documentation/behaviour unclear on Mac OS X

Isaac Morland report at bugs.python.org
Fri Aug 1 19:16:06 CEST 2008

New submission from Isaac Morland <ijmorlan at uwaterloo.ca>:

$ python
Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Apr 15 2008, 22:57:26) 
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5465)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from os.path import normcase
>>> normcase ('aB')

>From http://docs.python.org/lib/module-os.path.html:  "On Unix, this
returns the path unchanged; on case-insensitive filesystems, it converts
the path to lowercase."  Of course, Mac OS X is both Unix and
case-insensitive, which is a rather bizarre combination, but that's it
is.  Where is the item for "make all file systems case-sensitive, put
the case-insensitivity in the user interface"?

components: Macintosh
messages: 70571
nosy: ijmorlan
severity: normal
status: open
title: os.path.normcase documentation/behaviour unclear on Mac OS X
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5

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