Author antoine.pietri
Recipients Arfrever, Claudiu.Popa, antoine.pietri, fletom, pitrou, rominf, vajrasky, vstinner
Date 2014-04-28.03:42:47
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> I think that `absolute` method should call `expanduser` and `expandvars` (do you plan to include it?) automatically. This should be optional (via default arguments: `expanduser=True, expandvars=True`.

I think it shouldn't. (Or shouldn't be set to True by default anyway).
absolute() method resolves symlinks, and it would make no sense to expand tildes and vars, which are purely a "shell syntax".

. and .. are real things in the filesystem, ~ is just a notation commonly used (since it's in the SCL spec), but it's not *part* of the path, that's why you can totally have a valid ~ file.

Making absolute() expand tildes would be illogic, unintuitive and unpythonic.

(+1 for the .expanduser() patch though, I went here after searching for this feature in the docs).
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2014-04-28 03:42:48antoine.pietrisetrecipients: + antoine.pietri, pitrou, vstinner, Arfrever, Claudiu.Popa, vajrasky, fletom, rominf
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