Global join function?

Darrel Grant darrel343 at
Wed Mar 14 19:41:27 CET 2012

In the virtualenv example bootstrap code, a global join function is used.[join(home_dir, 'bin', 'easy_install'),

In interpeter, I tried this:

>>> [join([], 'bin', 'easy_install')]
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'join' is not defined

I think I've seen this used elsewhere, but googling only seems to show
results about the string method join, not whatever this is.

To be clear, I understand how to use "".join(list), but have not found
any information about this other, seemingly global, join function
which takes multiple arguments. It's been bugging me.

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