os.path and start using Jason Orendorff's
path module instead.
No, really. I mean right now.
Put down that sandwich, stop using
os.path, and start using the
path module instead!
path module "provides a single class that wraps the functionality in the os.path module", and it does wonders with the readability of yor code.
import os.path import glob XML_DIR = "/long/damn/path/to/thousands/of/xmlfiles" TXT_DIR = "/long/damn/path/to/thousands/of/txtfiles" xmlfiles = glob.glob(os.path.join(XML_DIR, "*.xml")) for xmlfile in xmlfiles: namebase, _ = os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(xmlfile)) txtfile = open(os.path.join(TXT_DIR, namebase + ".txt"), "w") # ...
from path import path xmldir = path("/long/damn/path/to/thousands/of/xmlfiles") txtdir = path("/long/damn/path/to/thousands/of/txtfiles") for xmlfile in xmldir.files("*.xml") txtfile = open(txtdir / xmlfile.namebase + ".txt", "w") # ...
Addendum: I'm not sure what to think about the / operator for joining paths, but I'm quite certain I do like not having to say "os.path.whatever" or importing specific functions or going "glob glob" like I'm a thanksgiving turkey.