[Python-Dev] Bytes path support

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Aug 21 00:18:11 CEST 2014

Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> I think if you want low-level features (such as unconverted bytes paths 
> under POSIX), it is reasonable to point you to low-level APIs.

The problem with scandir() in particular is that there is
currently *no* low-level API exposed that gives the same

If scandir() is not to support bytes paths, I'd suggest
exposing the opendir() and readdir() system calls with
bytes path support.


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