[New-bugs-announce] [issue15531] os.path symlink docs missing

Dave Abrahams report at bugs.python.org
Wed Aug 1 21:00:03 CEST 2012

New submission from Dave Abrahams:

the docs for os.path don't mention the following facts which I think are important (in fact I assumed the facts would be the reverse):

os.path.realpath(l) works when l is a broken symbolic link, returning the path to the (missing) target

os.path.readlink(l) causes an error when l is a broken symbolic link.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 167163
nosy: dabrahams, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: os.path symlink docs missing
type: enhancement
versions: Python 2.7

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