[Python-Dev] os.path.normcase rationale?

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Sep 24 12:13:46 CEST 2010

On 18/09/2010 23:36, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> course, exists() and isdir() etc. do, and so does realpath(), but the
> pure parsing functions don't.

Yes, but:

H:\>echo foo > TeSt.txt
...>>> import os.path
 >>> os.path.realpath('test.txt')
 >>> os.path.normcase('TeSt.txt')

Both feel unsatisfying to me :-S

How can I get 'TeSt.txt' from 'test.txt' (which feels like the contract 
normcase *should* have...)

> They can be used without a working
> filesystem even. (E.g. you can import ntpath on a Unix box and happily
> parse Windows paths.)

But what value does that add over just doing a .lower() on the path?


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