[Python-Dev] Defining a path protocol

Sven R. Kunze srkunze at mail.de
Wed Apr 6 17:15:17 EDT 2016

On 06.04.2016 22:55, Brett Cannon wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at 13:54 Sven R. Kunze <srkunze at mail.de 
> <mailto:srkunze at mail.de>> wrote:
>     Furthermore, we MIGHT later want some URI support, so I don't know
>     off the top of my head if there's a difference between __fspath__
>     and __urlpath__ but better separate it now. Later we can re-merge
>     then if necessary.
> There's a difference as a URL represents something different than a 
> file system path (URI doesn't necessarily). Plus the serialized format 
> would be different, etc.

Sure. URLs and URIs are more than just paths. I would expect __urlpath__ 
to be different than __url__ itself but if that's is a different discussion.

So, __fspath__ for me. :)

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