[Python-Dev] Defining a path protocol
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Wed Apr 6 20:21:03 EDT 2016
On 4/6/2016 4:44 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> On 04/06/2016 04:27 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:
>> On Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at 15:54 Gregory P. Smithwrote:
>>> So would module.__path__ become a Path instance in a potential
>>> future making module.__path__.__path__ meaningfully confusing? ;)
>>> I'm not worried about people who shove pathlib.Path instances in as
>>> values into sys.modules and expect anything but pain. :P
>> Ah, good point. I think that kills __path__ then as an option.
> Excellent! Narrowing the field then to:
-1: not all os names that look like files actually refer to the file
system: pipes, devices, etc.
+1: the special names are os dependent, so os seems like an appropriate
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