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

Serhiy Storchaka storchaka at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 01:57:12 EDT 2016

On 06.04.16 05:44, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> The most promising option for that is probably "getattr(path, 'path',
> path)", since the "path" attribute is being added to pathlib, and the
> given idiom can be readily adopted in Python 2/3 compatible code
> (since normal strings and any other object without a "path" attribute
> are passed through unchanged). Alternatively, since it's a protocol,
> double-underscores on the property name may be appropriate (i.e.
> "getattr(path, '__path__', path)")

This was already discussed. Current conclusion is using the "path" 
attribute. See http://bugs.python.org/issue22570 .

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