[Python-Dev] PEP 428 - pathlib - ready for approval

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Nov 20 22:42:42 CET 2013

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> Guido has told me that he was ready to approve PEP 428 (pathlib) in its
> latest amended form.  Here is the last call for any comments or
> arguments against approval, before Guido marks the PEP accepted (or
> changes his mind :-)).

Congrats Antoine! I've approved your PEP. Go ahead with the integration.

Everybody: pathlib is an immediately useful standard way for manipulating
file paths, both platform-specific and platform-independent (so you can
work with Windows paths on a POSIX system and vice versa).

pathlib  won't replace os.path immediately (the current status is
"provisional", which means that the API may still be tweaked after 3.4 is
released), but in the long term I expect os.path to die a quiet death (as
well as the host of 3rd party path modules that preceded pathlib).

Great job Antoine!

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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