Author eric.smith
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Date 2009-05-05.21:21:32
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Looking at Guido's removal of this back in 1999, he says:
"""
* Lib/ntpath.py:
Withdraw the UNC support from splitdrive().  Instead, a new function
splitunc() parses UNC paths.  The contributor of the UNC parsing in
splitdrive() doesn't like it, but I haven't heard a good reason to
keep it, and it causes some problems.  (I think there's a
philosophical problem -- to me, the split*() functions are purely
syntactical, and the fact that \\foo is not a valid path doesn't mean
that it shouldn't be considered an absolute path.)
"""

Do you have any comment on his philosophical problem?
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