[Python-3000] cleaning up *path.py code duplication

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Aug 26 02:35:33 CEST 2006

Sounds like a great 2.6 project. Beware of things that are
intentionally different between platforms of course!


On 8/25/06, Jack Diederich <jackdied at jackdied.com> wrote:
> While checking find() uses in the stdlib I noticed that the various
> path modules have duplicate code and docstrings for some generic path
> manipulations.  Delightfully they even have different implementations
> and docstrings for identical functions. splitext() is a great bad
> example - os2emxpath.splitext() builds up strings by doing char-by-char
> concatenations where everyone else uses find() + slice.
> If there are no objections I'll move these into a module named
> genericpath.py and change the others to do
> from genericpath import func1, func2, funcN
> where applicable.
> So, any objections? Should it be a 2.6 backport too?
> -Jack
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