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Author larry
Recipients amaury.forgeotdarc, eric.smith, larry, mhammond, paul.moore
Date 2009-05-05.21:35:09
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I've never understood what is the "philosophical problem" per se.  It's
clear from his implementation--Guido created "splitunc" when he removed
my patch--that he thinks these should be precise string operations. 
Whereas I propose making these slightly higher-level abstract operations
on "paths" with "drives" (really "mount points").  I think my approach
is more pleasant to use.

As for whether or not "\\foo" should be considered an absolute
path--perhaps my 1999 patch changed this behavior, but this patch does
not.  This:
  >>> import ntpath
  >>> ntpath.isabs("//foo")
is unchanged by the attached patch.  (Or, at the very least, the latest

At the time I guess I did a poor job of demonstrating the use case, but
I think the chorus of +1s shows there is one.

On the other hand, I'm not a Windows programmer anymore, and I barely
touch Windows boxes.  I'm doing this out of the kindness of my heart ;)
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