[docs] [issue31154] Path.replace and Path.rename naming, behavior and documentation

R. David Murray report at bugs.python.org
Wed Aug 9 09:30:18 EDT 2017

R. David Murray added the comment:

Both the replace and rename functions will remain in the API, as they mirror the os module, not the os itself.  I agree that the naming is unfortunate, but it has the weight of history behind it, so we are stuck with it.  Issue 24229 rejected adding a copy method.  

Having replace and rename return a value strikes me as a good idea.  Please open a separate issue with that enhancement proposal, and nosy 'pitrou', who is the author of the pathlib module.

nosy: +r.david.murray
resolution:  -> rejected
stage:  -> resolved
status: open -> closed

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