[Python-ideas] File system API
jcarlson at uci.edu
Fri Feb 2 18:57:02 CET 2007
"Tal Einat" <tal.no.no.spam at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/2/07, Eduardo EdCrypt O. Padoan <eopadoan at altavix.com> wrote:
> > I think that there aready exists a proposal for an Abstract FS Layer
> > for Python somewere.
> I haven't really seen a proposal for such a thing.
> itools.vfs is the only actualy file-system API, or file-system abstraction
> layer, I know of. It is going more or less in the directions I am currently
> thinking of. But the fact is that it has not gained popularity makes me
> think that maybe the direction needs to be better thought out.
Or maybe it's because not that many people need a file-system API? I
would imagine that the needs of most people lie within the realm of
manipulating the local filesystem, and when remote access is necessary,
they choose some set of remote protocols they want to use to access
remote filesystems, and just use the relevant client protocols for that.
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