[Python-Dev] pathlib handling of trailing slash (Issue #21039)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Aug 7 17:05:46 CEST 2014

Hm. I personally consider a trailing slash significant. It feels
semantically different (and in some cases it is) so I don't think it should
be normalized. The behavior of os.path.split() here feels right.

On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org> wrote:

> Le 06/08/2014 22:12, Ben Finney a écrit :
>  You seem to be saying that ‘pathlib’ is not intended to be helpful for
>> constructing a shell command.
> pathlib lets you do operations on paths. It also gives you a string
> representation of the path that's expected to designate that path when
> talking to operating system APIs. It doesn't give you the possibility to
> store other semantic variations ("whether a new directory level must be
> created"); that's up to you to add those.
> (similarly, it doesn't have separate classes to represent "a file", "a
> directory", "a non-existing file", etc.)
> Regards
> Antoine.
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