[Tutor] VERY newbie question

alan.gauld@bt.com alan.gauld@bt.com
Mon, 24 Jul 2000 10:42:41 +0100

> Why won't this work, and/or how can I get this to work?
> sys.path.append("C:\ + name")

Others have answered the question but it may be worth pointing out 
that the forward slash path separator works in DOS/Windoze as well 
as on Unix and avoids all the escaping issues:

sys.path.append('C:/' + name)

Someone told me that it also works on Macs but I can't confirm 
that since I don't have access to one. Can anyone else confirm 
the universality of '/' as a separator?

If so is this feature documented anywhere? I can't find it, but 
it sure is helpful if true. 

Alan g.