it looks like this as had a BPO for over a year:

https://bugs.python.org/issue40563

I suggest pinging that (and maybe python-dev) to see what's up.

NOTE: first check 3.10 :-)

-CHB


On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 5:05 AM Evan Greenup via Python-ideas <python-ideas@python.org> wrote:
Currently, in Python 3.9, `dbm.open()`, `dbm.gnu.open()` and `dbm.ndbm.open()` doesn't support path-like object, class defined in `pathlib`.

It would be nice to add support with it.

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