[Python-Dev] Path object design

Andrew Dalke dalke at dalkescientific.com
Fri Nov 3 17:58:54 CET 2006

> Path manipulation:
>  * This is confusing as heck:
>    >>> os.path.join("hello", "/world")
>    '/world'
>    >>> os.path.join("hello", "slash/world")
>    'hello/slash/world'
>    >>> os.path.join("hello", "slash//world")
>    'hello/slash//world'
>    Trying to formulate a general rule for what the arguments to os.path.join
> are supposed to be is really hard.  I can't really figure out what it would
> be like on a non-POSIX/non-win32 platform.

Made trickier by the similar yet different behaviour of urlparse.urljoin.

 >>> import urlparse
 >>> urlparse.urljoin("hello", "/world")
 >>> urlparse.urljoin("hello", "slash/world")
 >>> urlparse.urljoin("hello", "slash//world")

It does not make sense to me that these should be different.

                                               dalke at dalkescientific.com

[Apologies to glyph for the dup; mixed up the reply-to.  Still getting
used to gmail.]

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