Author steve.dower
Recipients r.david.murray, steve.dower, tegavu, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2014-10-27.20:14:25
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Paths are processed by the Windows API. This processing includes (at least):

* resolve to current directory
* convert forward slashes to backslashes
* remove adjacent backslashes
* trim trailing dots and spaces from names
* resolve short path names

This processing can be skipped with the '\\?\' prefix, but in general it shouldn't be.

I would be okay with seeing this processing performed by pathlib so that str(Path("C:\\") / "test    ") == "C:\\test" (or maybe as part of .resolve() - there's another issue where we started discussing this), but I would be really hesitant to change ntpath to do it or detect it.
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