[Python-Dev] A smarter shutil.copytree ?
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Apr 21 19:29:38 CEST 2008
On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Steven Bethard
<steven.bethard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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)
Agreed. Type testing is fraught with problems.
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