[Python-Dev] os.path.diff(path1, path2) (and a first post)

richard barran rblists at free.fr
Thu Sep 22 22:40:25 CEST 2005

On Sat, 17 Sep 2005, John J Lee wrote:
 > On Fri, 16 Sep 2005, Greg Ewing wrote:
 > > Trent Mick wrote:
 > >
 > > > If this *does* get added (I'm +0) then let's call it "relpath" or
 > > > "relpathto" as in the various implementations out there:
 > >
 > > +1 on that, too. Preferably just "relpath".
 > [...]
 > +1 on adding this function, and on "relpath" as the name.  I  
wanted this
 > function just a few weeks ago.

Hello All,

This is my first post here, so first a few words about me. My name is  
Richard Barran. I live in Paris (but I'm English) and earn my living  
by coding Oracle stored procedures in PL/SQL. I discovered Python 2  
years ago and now use it in my day job for a variety of purposes:  
quick scripts, unit testing of my "proper" PL/SQL stuff, code  
deployment scripts and so on. Now down to business:

I'm the author of one of the "relpath" functions posted on the  
ActiveState website* so I've read this thread with interest.
For some time I've been thinking of contributing something back to  
Python, but I thought the relpath function was too specialised for  
inclusion in the standard library. Also I wasn't clear on how to go  
about getting the support of a python-dev member, as required in the  
development process guidelines paper :-)

So I have a question: do the previous mails mean that a relpath  
function might possibly be a usefull addition to os.path?
And if the answer to the previous question is "yes", then should I  
submit a patch, or is someone else already working on it?

Richard Barran

* my version is the one at http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/ 

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