python path separator

swapnil swapnil.st at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 12:22:27 CEST 2010


On Sep 2, 12:25 pm, Vlastimil Brom <vlastimil.b... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/9/2 swapnil <swapnil... at gmail.com>:> I could not find any documentation for variables os.path.sep and
> > os.path.altsep. Although the first is pretty straightforward can
> > anyone explain the purpose of the second variable? Is it even useful?
> > According to issuehttp://bugs.python.org/issue709428, os.path.altsep
> > was 'None' till a long time and it didn't bother anyone?
> > --
> >http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>
> seehttp://docs.python.org/library/os.html#os.sephttp://docs.python.org/library/os.html#os.altsep
>
> On windows it returns a slash>>> os.altsep
>
> '/'
> which is often easier to use (i.e. if I understand correctly, in most
> usual cases the forward slash should probably just work on most of the
> recent OSes).
>
>    vbr

Thanks for help



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