Would you support adding UNC support to os.path on Windows?

Mark Hammond skippy.hammond at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 00:41:06 CEST 2009

Aahz wrote:
> In article <mailman.4310.1240363364.11746.python-list at python.org>,
> Larry Hastings  <larry at facebook.com> wrote:
>> I've written a patch for Python 3.1 that changes os.path so it handles 
>> UNC paths on Windows.  You can read about it at the Python bug tracker:
>>    http://bugs.python.org/issue5799
>> I'd like to gauge community interest in the patch.  After all, it's has 
>> been declined before; I submitted a similar patch for 1.5.2 way back in 
>> 1999.  (You can read the details of that on the tracker page too.)
> You should bring this up on python-dev.

In Larry's defense, I suggested he bring it here first to try and find 
some common noise from the people with the most experience actually 
using these functions - ie, those people here.  My hope was that some 
vague consensus here would offer more ammunition when finally taking it 
to python-dev for consideration (or kill it without taking it there - 
but it's looking good :)



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