[Python-Dev] Defining a path protocol
brett at python.org
Wed Apr 6 19:26:58 EDT 2016
On Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at 16:25 Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> 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
> > purview of library authors or if normal people will be interacting with
> > (it's probably both during the transition, but I don't know afterwards).
> For __index__ the "built-in" is:
> from operator import index
Which suggests perhaps we should have pathlib.fspath() instead of a
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