[Python-Dev] A wart which should have been repaired in 3.0?

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Dec 30 23:51:48 CET 2008

At 02:32 PM 12/30/2008 -0800, Scott David Daniels wrote:
>More trouble with the "just take the dirname":
>     paths = ['/a/b/c', '/a/b/d', '/a/b']
>     os.path.dirname(os.path.commonprefix([
>                         os.path.normpath(p) for p in paths]))
>give '/a', not '/a/b'.

...because that's the correct answer.

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