relpath problem on windows

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Fri Jan 30 22:36:28 CET 2009

eliben wrote:
> I'm having a problem with 2.6's new os.path.relpath function.
 > ... But this isn't [correct]:
> relpath(r'd:\jho', r'd:\\')
> => '..\jho'
> Neither is this:
> relpath(r'd:\jho', r'd:')
> => '..\..\..\jho'
> What am I missing?

There is no way to write a raw string for text ending in a single
backslash.  r'd:\\' == 'd:\\\\'
What you want is relpath(r'd:\jho', 'd:\\')

But it turns out this doesn't work, either.
File a bug.

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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