[Tutor] reading files in Python 3

Mats Wichmann mats at wichmann.us
Fri Mar 31 11:51:46 EDT 2017

On 03/31/2017 09:44 AM, Alex Kleider wrote:
> On 2017-03-30 13:45, Mats Wichmann wrote:
>> Yeah, fun.  You need to escape the \ that the idiot MS-DOS people chose
>> for the file path separator.
> I also believe that the "MS-DOS people" are making a poor choice
> but to call them idiots is perhaps a bit strong.
> Remember that for many the use of MicroSoft's OS is not a choice but an
> edict handed down by superiors, or a requirement caused by other factors.
> Perhaps "idiot" was meant to apply to the OS, not to it's users?

I'm not sure it's even necessary to clarify, but yes, absolutely - it
was referring to the design choice.

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