[Python-Dev] stat() return value (was: Re: Proof of thepudding: str.partition())

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Sep 1 04:58:18 CEST 2005

"Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote in message 
news:ca471dc205083118051acd7fab at mail.gmail.com...
> On 8/31/05, skip at pobox.com <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>> I think that would be a good idea.  Return an honest-to-goodness stat 
>> object
>> and also strip the "st_" prefixes removed from the attributes.  There's 
>> no
>> namespace collision problems from which the prefixes protect us.
> +1 on dropping the sequence.

Good.  Another addition to PEP 3000.  I was hoping this would not require a 
long-winded and possibly boring justification for something I suspect 
(without checking the archives) was in the back of some minds when the 
attributes were added.

> -0 on dropping the st_ prefix; these are conventional and familiar to
> all UNIX developers and most C programmers, and help with grepping
> (and these days, Googling :).

Terry J. Reedy

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