[issue9097] os.chdir(path) to return current dir

Senthil Kumaran report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jun 28 19:14:55 CEST 2010


Senthil Kumaran <orsenthil at gmail.com> added the comment:

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 04:50:12PM +0000, anatoly techtonik wrote:
>I also can't see how can I verify you assumptions by looking at the code.

In the python source:

find -name "*.py" | xargs grep 'os.chdir'

gives 143 instances of its usage. 

I looked a couple of them (subprocess.py, forking.py) and found that
returning a value as per your suggestion would add in an additional
line of code instead of any obvious advantage.

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