Previously Tres Seaver wrote:
> Zope2 uses them at the beginning of a path to indicate traversal from
> the root.  -1 to dropping that case (it is the one which makes
> '/foo/bar' behave orthagonally).  Havinng blank elements work as no-ops
> also makes them behave predictably:  this is what command shells (sane
> ones, anyway) do with them.  E.g.:
>   $ ls /path/to//foo
> yiels the same results as:
>   $ ls /path/to/foo

That actually does not need to be true and POSIX does not dictate that.
There have been some discussions to use // as a marker for a different
kind of traversal for some filesystems.


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