[Python-Dev] Bytes path support

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Tue Aug 19 20:06:29 CEST 2014

Le 19/08/2014 13:43, Ben Hoyt a écrit :
>>>> The official policy is that we want them [support for bytes paths in stdlib functions] to go away, but reality so far has not budged. We will continue to hold our breath though. :-)
>>> Does that mean that new APIs should explicitly not support bytes? I'm
>>> thinking of os.scandir() (PEP 471), which I'm implementing at the
>>> moment. I was originally going to make it support bytes so it was
>>> compatible with listdir, but maybe that's a bad idea. Bytes paths are
>>> essentially broken on Windows.
>> Bytes paths are "essential" on Unix, though, so I don't think we should
>> create new low-level APIs that don't support bytes.
> Fair enough. I don't quite understand, though -- why is the "official
> policy" to kill something that's "essential" on *nix?

PEP 383 should actually work on Unix quite well, AFAIR.



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