[Python-Dev] (Idea) subclassable string: path object?
Just van Rossum
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 16:44:47 +0200
Every once in a while I wished for an path object to manipulate file system
paths. Things like
os.path.join(a, b, c, os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(p)) + ".ext")
quickly get frustrating (so of course I never write them like that ;-).
I thought of implementing a path object several times, but always stopped when I
realized (for the Nth time ;-) that you'd then have to do something like
file = open(p.tostring())
whenever you want to *use* your pat. That doesn't help at all.
But: since strings are now subclassable (there are, aren't they?) this should no
longer be a problem!
Would it be a worthwile project to design and implement a path object for the