Buildout -- Software for automating application assembly

OS-dependent paths in configuration files

Reported by Sidnei da Silva on 2007-09-26
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Bug Description

When putting path values in buildout.cfg for example, it's not clear if one should use '/' or '\' (if on Windows). While using '/' works fine even on Windows, the output of running buildout looks kinda odd because you get a mix of forward and backward slashes. For example, if I say:

"""
[buildout]
....
develop = src/plone.i18n
"""

On the output I get:

"""
Develop: 'C:\\src\\server\\4.0\\src/plone.i18n'
"""

Another example:

"""
extra-paths = C:\src\server\4.0\parts\zope2/lib/python
"""

Maybe if some key expects a path, it should normalize the slashes to the format expected by the underlying platform.

Changed in zc.buildout:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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