[SciPy-User] Curse of recursive directory walking
Wed Jul 29 23:42:35 CDT 2009
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 22:19, Gökhan SEVER<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I still couldn't figure out why os.walk() preserves the fileordering
> properly on samba mounted folders but not on my same local copies. The weird
> thing is it always walks the given directory tree in the same arbitrary
> order whenever I called the script.
The implementation of the filesystem determines what order you get
them back in. That's why you got a consistent arbitrary order in your
local copies. It is also why you get a consistent arbitrary order in
your Samba folders; Samba's arbitrary ordering just happens to be what
you consider to be properly sorted.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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