Global join function?

Jon Clements joncle at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 14 19:52:50 CET 2012


On Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:41:27 UTC, Darrel Grant  wrote:
> In the virtualenv example bootstrap code, a global join function is used.
> 
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/virtualenv
> 
>     subprocess.call([join(home_dir, 'bin', 'easy_install'),
>                      'BlogApplication'])
> 
> 
> 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.

os.path.join

Jon



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