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How to Make FSSpec's
This should probably be somewhere else, but it's too useful to wait until I can figure out where that would be. (Note: I have only tried this in Python 2.3)
That's ALL! Don't muck around with FSMakeFSSpec or CFURL or any of that stuff. I found this [http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pythonmac-sig/2003-March/007459.html on the pythonmac-SIG list].