On 6/30/2014 10:17 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
On 30 Jun 2014 19:13, "Glenn Linderman" <firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:v%2Bpython@g.nevcal.com> wrote:
If it is, use ensure_lstat=False, and use the proposed (by me)
.refresh() API to update the data for those that need it.
I'm -1 on a refresh API for DirEntry - just use pathlib in that case.
I'm not sure refresh() is the best name, but I think a "get_stat_info_from_direntry_or_call_stat()" (hah!) makes sense. If you really need the stat info, then you can write simple code like:
for entry in os.scandir(path): mtime = entry.get_stat_info_from_direntry_or_call_stat().st_mtime
And it won't call stat() any more times than needed. Once per file on Posix, zero times per file on Windows.
Without an API like this, you'll need a check in the application code on whether or not to call stat().