[Python-Dev] When should pathlib stop being provisional?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue Apr 5 22:40:13 EDT 2016

I haven't really been following this discussion, but a couple of 

On Tue, Apr 05, 2016 at 11:47:32PM +0000, Brett Cannon wrote:

> http://www.snarky.ca/why-pathlib-path-doesn-t-inherit-from-str

Nice write-up, thanks.

> To me it seems to basically be a question of whether people can be patient
> during a transition and embrace pathlib over time or if they will simply
> refuse to add support in libraries and refuse to use `getattr(path, 'path',
> path)` or `str(path)` in the mean time.

Wait, what? Is that what the whole fuss is about? That some people 
refuse to call str(path) when passing a path object to a function that 
expects a string? Really? That's it?

The mind boggles.


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