[Python-Dev] Remaining decisions on PEP 471 -- os.scandir()

Ben Hoyt benhoyt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 14:01:16 CEST 2014

> Looks doable.  Just make sure the cached entries reflect the
> 'follow_symlinks' setting -- so a symlink could end up with both an lstat
> cached entry and a stat cached entry.

Yes, good point -- basically the functions will use the _stat cache if
follow_symlinks=True, otherwise the _lstat cache. If the entry is not
a symlink (the usual case), they'll be the same value.


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