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

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Apr 6 17:03:55 EDT 2016

On 04/06/2016 01:47 PM, Sven R. Kunze wrote:

> I still cannot remember what the concrete issue was why we dropped
> pathlib the same day we gave it a try. It was something really stupid
> and although I hoped to reduce the size of the code, it was less
> readable. But it was not the path->str issue but something more mundane.
> It was something that forced us to use os[.path] as Path didn't provide
> something equivalent. Cannot remember.....

I'm willing to guess that if you had been able to just call


it would have been at most a minor annoyance.


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