ah, interesting, thx fox the explanation.
the dark side to this is now i'm going to be tempted to concat strings with forward slash instead of os.path.join() in python scripts :?
i can't say i understand how filesystem works on windows these days:
Enter passphrase for key 'C:\Users\me/.ssh/id_rsa':
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko