Why os.path.isabs("/") on Windows returns True?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Fri Feb 1 22:34:23 CET 2008


On 2008-02-01, Giampaolo Rodola' <gnewsg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 1, 9:55 pm, Grant Edwards <gra... at visi.com> wrote:
>> On 2008-02-01, Giampaolo Rodola' <gne... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > I'm trying to solve a jython-related issue and I discovered a
>> > different behavior affecting os.path.isabs between CPython and
>> > Jython.
>>
>> [...]
>>
>> > Is there a reason why "/" is considered an absolute pathname
>> > by CPython?
>>
>> Sure seems like a bug to me.  On Unix, "/" is an absolute path.
>> On windows, "/" is relative to the current device.
>
> If you mean "the current drive letter" it's not actually true
> since "\ \" is used for that:
>
> >>> os.getcwd()
>  'C:\\Python25'
> >>> os.path.realpath('\\')
>  'C:\\'
> >>>

You'll get identical results with "/".

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