python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Thu Dec 8 18:58:36 EST 2016

On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at> wrote:
> I find it a bit annoying that "/" cannot be used in Linux filenames.
> Slashes have very common everyday uses and it's a pity they are
> reserved. Instead, ASCII control characters are allowed, which is of no
> use.

How would you do otherwise? How do you separate directories in a path?
Remember, it needs to be easy to type, and easy to read. You could
pick some other keyboard character, but you won't really gain much.


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