[Python-Dev] Adding the 'path' module (was Re: Some RFE for review)

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Jun 27 17:06:19 CEST 2005

At 08:20 AM 6/27/2005 +0100, Michael Hoffman wrote:
>os.getcwd() returns a string, but path.getcwd() returns a new path

In that case, I'd expect it to be 'path.fromcwd()' or 'path.cwd()'; i.e. a 
constructor classmethod by analogy with 'dict.fromkeys()' or 
'datetime.now()'.  'getcwd()' looks like it's getting a property of a path 
instance, and doesn't match stdlib conventions for constructors.

So, +1 as long as it's called cwd() or something better (i.e. clearer 
and/or more consistent with stdlib constructor conventions).

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