[Python-Dev] Defining a path protocol

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Wed Apr 6 19:25:15 EDT 2016

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at 15:22 Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So I think we need a builtin.
> Well, the ugliness shouldn't survive forever if the community shifts over to
> using pathlib while the built-in will. We also don't have a built-in for
> __index__() so it depends on whether we expect this sort of thing to be the
> purview of library authors or if normal people will be interacting with it
> (it's probably both during the transition, but I don't know afterwards).

For __index__ the "built-in" is:

from operator import index


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