[Python-Dev] os.path.commonprefix

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
07 Dec 2002 16:20:25 +0000

Armin Rigo <arigo@tunes.org> writes:

> >>> commonprefix(['/home/users/arigo', '/home/users/alal'])
> '/home/users/a'
> What is the use for such a thing ??

I seem to recall a discussion which decided that there is no use for
such a thing, but that changing it might break code for people who
found one.  ICBW.

> I suggest that a more descriptive comment be added in the documentation.

No argument from here.


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