[Python-Dev] os.path.commonprefix testers needed for DOS, NT and Mac

Skip Montanaro skip@mojam.com (Skip Montanaro)
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 17:57:25 -0500 (CDT)

Those of you with DOS, Windows/NT or Mac boxes, please take a look at the
following patch:


It fixes posixpath.commonprefix to chunk its input by path components
instead of by characters, so the prefix it returns should be a valid path.
I can only check on Linux (I sort of expect other Unix variants will work as
well).  I corrected ntpath.py (which was the same as the version in
posixpath.py) and added it to dospath.py and macpath.py.  I can't really
test any of them.  Would those of you who can, please try it out and get
back to me with a "yea" or a "nay" (with corrections, if possible)?


Skip Montanaro, skip@mojam.com, http://www.mojam.com/, http://www.musi-cal.com/
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