[Python-Dev] PEP 355 status

Scott Dial scott+python-dev at scottdial.com
Wed Oct 25 07:34:12 CEST 2006

stephen at xemacs.org wrote:
> Talin writes:
>  > (one additional postscript - One thing I would be interested in is an 
>  > approach that unifies file paths and URLs so that there is a consistent 
>  > locator scheme for any resource, whether they be in a filesystem, on a 
>  > web server, or stored in a zip file.)
> +1
> But doesn't file:/// do that for files, and couldn't we do something
> like zipfile:///nantoka.zip#foo/bar/baz.txt?  Of course, we'd want to
> do ziphttp://your.server.net/kantoka.zip#foo/bar/baz.txt, too.  That
> way leads to madness....

It would make more sense to register protocol handlers to this magical 
unification of resource manipulation. But allow me to perform my first 
channeling of Guido.. YAGNI.

Scott Dial
scott at scottdial.com
scodial at cs.indiana.edu

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list