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Problem with get_root(). Help would be appreciated.
Bummer! ValueError: 'examples' does not start with '/workdir'
I don't understand what's wrong... What is "examples"?
Help appreciated! ~Alex
import pathlib import os def get_root(): root = pathlib.PurePath( input("What's the full path where you'd like the project? ") ) cwd = pathlib.PurePath(os.getcwd()) if root.relative_to(cwd): return cwd.joinpath(root) if root.is_absolute(): return root return get_root()
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 68,167 Points
Your two return values are correct. It is the flow logic that fails the challenge.
The PurePath.relative_to() seems to only work when the comparison is between paths where one is contained in the other.
A simple reorganization of checking if
root.is_absolute() works followed by a simple
else with your other return value
On coding style: I would also suggest that since it is not known if the input path is actually an absolution path, using the variable name
root seems confusing. I would suggest using "path" or "project_path". This makes joining cwd with project_path clearer.
Post back if you need more help. Good luck!