On Oct 2, 2008, at 3:08 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
I'm still in favor of a solution that doesn't divide the APIs into "character file names" and "byte file names"; I want the "character file names" to work always. However, I find it completely unrealistic to make this work in Python 3.0.
Ok, that's reasonable. I'm not expecting to be able to use character-
file-names everywhere in 3.0, or really anywhere, as nice as that
would be. I just want to be able to perform all operations with all
files (to the extent they're supported by the O/S and filesystem, etc.).
Making a convenient, portable API that lets me do that easily is
certainly out of scope.