[Python-Dev] Bytes path support

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Aug 21 01:33:27 CEST 2014

On 08/20/2014 03:31 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 21 Aug 2014 08:19, "Greg Ewing" <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz <mailto:greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>> wrote:
>> 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
>> functionality.
>> If scandir() is not to support bytes paths, I'd suggest
>> exposing the opendir() and readdir() system calls with
>> bytes path support.
> scandir is low level (the entire os module is low level). In fact, aside from pathlib, I'd consider pretty much every
> API we have that deals with paths to be low level - that's a large part of the reason we needed pathlib!

If scandir is low-level, and the low-level API's are the ones that should support bytes paths, then scandir should 
support bytes paths.

Is that what you meant to say?


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