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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Nov 20 23:25:01 CET 2013

On Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:42:42 -0800
Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> 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!

I've posted the implementation at http://bugs.python.org/issue19673
I know you've already more or less reviewed it, so I'm gonna commit in
the coming days anyway :)



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