[Python-Dev] PEP 355 status

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Sep 29 22:18:16 CEST 2006

Shouldn't that paragraph be added to the PEP (e.g. under a "Status" subheading)?


Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I would recommend not using it. IMO it's an amalgam of unrelated
> functionality (much like the Java equivalent BTW) and the existing os
> and os.path modules work just fine. Those who disagree with me haven't
> done a very good job of convincing me, so I expect this PEP to remain
> in limbo indefinitely, until it is eventually withdrawn or rejected.
> --Guido
> On 9/29/06, Luis P Caamano <lcaamano at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What's the status of PEP 355, Path - Object oriented filesystem paths?
>> We'd like to start using the current reference implementation but we'd
>> like to do it in a manner that minimizes any changes needed when Path
>> becomes part of stdlib.
>> In particular, the reference implementation in
>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/PathModule names the class 'path' instead
>> of 'Path', which seems like a source of name conflict problems.
>> How would you recommend one starts using it now, as is or renaming
>> class path to Path?
>> Thanks
>> --
>> Luis P Caamano
>> Atlanta, GA USA
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