[Python-au] blind spot with os.path
miked at dewhirst.com.au
Thu Oct 15 23:23:07 UTC 2009
John Machin wrote:
> On 15/10/2009 8:21 PM, Mike Dewhirst wrote:
>> The problem I find is that Python seems to be using the wrong default
>> path separator here ...
>> filesdir = testdir + os.path.sep + emptydir
> This is not the cause of your problem, but IMHO it's better to use
> os.path.join(this, that)
> always instead of translating that to
> this + os.path.sep + that
You are right. You have also reminded me that I actually tried that and
had the same result. That was when I took the "this + os.path.sep +
that" road, blindly flailing about bashing my head against the cell walls.
I sometimes think I'll never learn to read the error messages. You could
never trust them in the eighties. No Python you see!
I'm much happier nowadays :)
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