The PermissionError bug you found is already reported

I committed this fix.


I also added a .path attribute to pathlib.*Path objects, so that p.path == str(p). You can now use the idiom getattr(arg, 'path', arg) to extract the path from a pathlib.Path object, or from an os.DirEntry object, or fall back to a plain string, without using str(arg), which would turn *any* object into a string, which is never what you want to happen by default.

Very nice -- that opens the door to stdlib and third party modules taking Path objects in addition to strings. Maybe we will see greater adoption of pathlib after all!


These changes will be released in Python 3.4.5, 3.5.2 and 3.6.

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