[Python-Dev] PEP 471 -- os.scandir() function -- a better and faster directory iterator

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Jul 1 06:35:24 CEST 2014

On 6/30/2014 9:44 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> On 06/30/2014 06:28 PM, Ben Hoyt wrote:
>>> I suppose the exact behavior is still under discussion, as there are
>>> only
>>> two or three fields one gets "for free" on Windows (I think...),
>>> where as an
>>> os.stat call would get everything available for the platform.
>> No, Windows is nice enough to give you all the same stat_result fields
>> during scandir (via FindFirstFile/FindNextFile) as a regular
>> os.stat().
> Very nice.  Even less reason then to throw it away.  :)

I agree.

Terry Jan Reedy

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