[Python-Dev] PEP 471 "scandir" accepted

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 22:57:18 CEST 2014

On 23 Jul 2014 02:18, "Victor Stinner" <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).

As Victor suggests, getting the core version working and incorporated first
is a good way to go. Future enhancements (like accepting a file descriptor)
and refactorings (like eliminating the code duplication with listdir) don't
need to (and hence shouldn't) go into the initial patch.


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