[Python-Dev] os.path.walk() lacks 'depth first' option
Guido van Rossum
Sun, 20 Apr 2003 16:59:30 -0400
> Recently I realized that there is no easy way to
> walk a directory tree and rename each directory and file.
> The standard os.path.walk() function does a breadth first walk.
This idea has merit, although I'm not sure I'd call this depth first;
it's more a matter of pre-order vs. post-order, isn't it?
But I ask two questions:
- How often does one need this?
- When needed, how hard is it to hand-code a directory walk? It's not
like the body of the walk() function is rocket science.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)