Suggestion for os.path.join

Mark Hadfield m.hadfield at niwa.cri.nz
Thu May 24 01:16:26 CEST 2001


From: "David Morgenthaler" <boogiemorg at aol.com>
> We use os.path.join() extensively to keep our code platform
> independent. But we sometimes have problems on win32 when the
> resulting path is passed to a C-extension -- not all C-extensions
> (e.g., gdchart) are smart enough to handle the result.
>
> Example:
> Python 2.1 (#15, Apr 23 2001, 18:00:35) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> IDLE 0.8 -- press F1 for help
> >>> PATH = 'D:/SARCrates/SARBoxResults'
> >>> import os
> >>> outfile = os.path.join(PATH,"subdir","outfile.png")
> >>> print outfile
> D:/SARCrates/SARBoxResults\subdir\outfile.png
> >>>
>
> The combination of '/'s and '\'s in the resulting path are not handled
> by gdchart.chart. I have similar problems with the PIL's ImageFont,
> etc.

There's your problem right there:

> >>> PATH = 'D:/SARCrates/SARBoxResults'

Why put '/'s in a Windows path in the first place?

---
Mark Hadfield
m.hadfield at niwa.cri.nz  http://katipo.niwa.cri.nz/~hadfield
National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research

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