[Python-Dev] Enhancing the shutil module

Oleg Broytman phd at phd.pp.ru
Mon Jan 18 16:03:38 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 02:34:14PM +0100, Masklinn wrote:
> Isn't it a bit weird to include that to shutil though? shutil advertises itself as "a number of high-level operations on files and collections of files." and from what I understood it was a bunch of shell-type utility functions to easily copy, move or remove files and directories (that's pretty much all there is in it at this time).
> Wouldn't it make more sense to put those "archive utils" functions/objects in a new module separate from shutil, dealing specifically with cross-archive APIs and linked from the current archive-specific modules (essentially, just take the current archive_util, move it to the toplevel of the stdlib and maybe rename it)? It would also make the module much easier to find when searching through the module listing, I think.


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