[path-PEP] Path inherits from basestring again
reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net
Sat Jul 30 13:01:49 EDT 2005
phil hunt wrote:
> def normalizePath(p, *pathParts):
> """ Normalize a file path, by expanding the user name and getting
> the absolute path..
> @param p [string] = a path to a file or directory
> @param pathParts [list of string] = optional path parts
> @return [string] = the same path, normalized
> p1 = os.path.abspath(os.path.expanduser(p))
> if len(pathParts)>0:
> allPathParts = [ p1 ]
> p1 = os.path.join(*allPathParts)
> p2 = os.path.abspath(p1)
> return p2
> normalisePath=normalizePath # alternate spelling
> join=normalizePath # it works like os.path.join, but better
> To be honest I don't see the point of having a Path class. That's
> the way Java does it, and I find path handling in Java to be a lot
> more of a hassle than in Python. (Actually, most things are more of
> a hassle in Java, but that's another story).
You see, with the Path class the above function could be written as
def normalizePath(p, *pathParts):
""" Normalize a file path, by expanding the user name and getting
the absolute path..
@param p [Path] = a path to a file or directory
@param pathParts [list of string/Path] = optional path parts
@return [Path] = the same path, normalized
tp = p.expanduser().abspath()
That's clearly an improvement, isn't it?
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