[Python-Dev] Bytes path support

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Aug 21 02:25:24 CEST 2014

On 08/20/2014 05:15 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 21 August 2014 09:33, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
>> On 08/20/2014 03:31 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>>> 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?
> Yes. The discussions around PEP 471 *deferred* discussions of bytes
> and file descriptor support to their own RFEs (not needing a PEP),
> they didn't decide definitively not to support them. So Serhiy's
> thread is entirely pertinent to that question.

Thanks for clearing that up.  I hate feeling confused.  ;)

> Note that adding bytes support still *should not* hold up the initial
> PEP 471 implementation - it should be done as a follow on RFE.



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