What a wonderfully pythonic path module! As already said: thanks for the pointer. And thanks to Jason Jorendorff (and contributors) for writing it! Is there any mandate for including it in the Python Standard Library some day (supposedly named differently)? In my eyes (after just quickly checking it out) it seems as close-to-core and useful as optik, PyUnit and other fairly recently included modules. By having it along with the other batteries by default, it might provide yet another 'first glance of python' epiphany.