[Python-Dev] Python-Dev Digest, Vol 27, Issue 44
john.m.camara at comcast.net
Tue Oct 11 20:09:25 CEST 2005
> Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 09:51:06 -0400
> From: Tim Peters
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] PythonCore\CurrentVersion
> To: Martin v. L?wis
> Cc: python-dev at python.org
> <1f7befae0510110651o504958det5d2409b3f724070e at mail.gmail.com>
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> [Tim Peters]
> >>> never before this year -- maybe sys.path _used_ to contain the current
> >>> directory on Linux?).
> [Fred L. Drake, Jr.]
> >> It's been a long time since this was the case on Unix of any variety; I
> >> *think* this changed to the current state back before 2.0.
> [Martin v. L?wis]
> > Please check again:
> > [GCC 4.0.2 20050821 (prerelease) (Debian 4.0.1-6)] on linux2
> > Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> > >>> import sys
> > >>> sys.path
> > ['', '/usr/lib/python23.zip', '/usr/lib/python2.3',
> > '/usr/lib/python2.3/plat-linux2', '/usr/lib/python2.3/lib-tk',
> > '/usr/lib/python2.3/lib-dynload',
> > '/usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-packages',
> > '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages',
> > '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/Numeric',
> > '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/gtk-2.0', '/usr/lib/site-python']
> > We still have the empty string in sys.path, and it still
> > denotes the current directory.
> Well, that's in interactive mode, and I see sys.path == "" on both
> Windows and Linux then. I don't see "" in sys.path on either box in
> batch mode, although I do see the absolutized path to the current
> directory in sys.path in batch mode on Windows but not on Linux -- but
> Mark Hammond says he doesn't see (any form of) the current directory
> in sys.path in batch mode on Windows.
> It's a bit confusing ;-)
Been bit by this in the past. On windows, it's a relative path in interactive mode and absolute path in non-interactive mode.
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