[Python-Dev] Defining a path protocol

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Apr 7 02:31:27 EDT 2016

On 04/06/2016 11:15 PM, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Chris Barker - NOAA Federal wrote:
>> But fspath(), if it exists, would call __fspath__ on an arbitrary
>> object, and create a new string -- not a new Path. That may be
>> confusing...
> Maybe something like fspathstr/__fspathstr__ would be better?

As someone already said, we don't need to embed the type in the name.

The point of the __os_path__ protocol is to return the serialized 
version of the Path the object represents.  This would be somewhat 
similar to the various __reduce*__ protocols (which I thought had 
something to do with adding until I learned what they were for).


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