[Python-Dev] os.path.normcase() in site.py
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 11:13:31 -0400 (EDT)
Guido van Rossum writes:
> I can't think of any function besides the attempt to avoid duplicates.
There were two reasons for adding this code:
1. Avoid duplicates (speeds imports if there are duplicates and
the modules are found on an entry after the dupes).
2. Avoid breakage when a script uses os.chdir(). This is
probably unusual for large applications, but fairly common for
little admin helper scripts.
> I think that even on Windows, retaining case makes sense.
> I think that there's a way to avoid duplicates without case-folding
> everything. (E.g. use a case-folding comparison instead.)
> I wonder if maybe path entries should be normpath'd though?
> I'll leave it to Fred, Jack or Just to fix this.
I certainly agree that this can be improved; if Jack or Just would
like to assign it to me on SourceForge, I'd be glad to fix it.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Digital Creations