On Sun, 09 Dec 2001 10:27:01 -0800, Chuck Esterbrook wrote:
>Forward slashes in pathnames work on all platforms (for a Python
...unless you are calling the shell through something like os.system, or
accessing the Windows registry. None of the Windows command shells understand
forward slashes. Indeed, the shells accept the CP/M "forward slash" as an
alias for the "dash" argument flag, thereby maximizing confusion.
>This begs the question if the conventional wisdom of using
>os.path.join and os.sep is worthwhile.
Because there are exceptions, and those exceptions are just as likely to bite
you when you least expect it, I think the os.path.join habit is a good one.
- Tim Roberts, timr@...
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.