[Python-Dev] Issue 11406: adding os.scandir(), a directory iterator returning stat-like info

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri May 10 14:16:22 CEST 2013

Le Fri, 10 May 2013 13:46:30 +0200,
Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> a écrit :
> Hence I'm +1 on the general idea but -1 on something stat like. IMHO
> os.scandir() should yield four objects:
>  * name
>  * inode
>  * file type or DT_UNKNOWN
>  * stat_result or None
> stat_result shall only be returned when the operating systems
> provides a full stat result as returned by os.stat().

But what if some systems return more than the file type and less than a
full stat result? The general problem is POSIX's terrible inertia.
I feel that a stat result with some None fields would be an acceptable
compromise here.



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