[Python-Dev] A smarter shutil.copytree ?

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 02:25:34 CEST 2008

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 4:15 PM, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have submitted a patch for review here: http://bugs.python.org/issue2663
>  glob-style patterns or a callable (for complex cases) can be provided
>  to filter out files or directories.

I'm not a big fan of the sequence-or-callable argument. Why not just
make it a callable argument, and supply a utility function so that you
can write something like::

    exclude_func = shutil.excluding_patterns('*.tmp', 'test_dir2')
    shutil.copytree(src_dir, dst_dir, exclude=exclude_func)


I'm not *in*-sane. Indeed, I am so far *out* of sane that you appear a
tiny blip on the distant coast of sanity.
 --- Bucky Katt, Get Fuzzy

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