[Python-Dev] os.path.diff(path1, path2) (and a first post)
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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
> function just a few weeks ago.
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?
* my version is the one at http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/
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