[Python-Dev] PEP 471 "scandir" accepted

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 18:16:14 CEST 2014

2014-07-22 17:52 GMT+02:00 Ben Hoyt <benhoyt at gmail.com>:
> However, given that we have to support this for listdir() anyway, I
> think it's worth reconsidering whether scandir()'s directory argument
> can be an integer FD. Given that listdir() already supports it, it
> will almost certainly be asked for later anyway for someone who's
> porting some listdir code that uses an FD. Thoughts, Victor?

Please focus on what was accepted in the PEP. We should first test
os.scandir(). In a few months, with better feedbacks, we can consider
extending os.scandir() to support a file descriptor. There are
different issues which should be discussed and decided to implement it
(ex: handle the lifetime of the directory file descriptor).


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