[Python-Dev] Defining a path protocol

INADA Naoki songofacandy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 03:00:49 EDT 2016

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 2:41 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at 10:36 Michel Desmoulin <desmoulinmichel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Wouldn't be better to generalize that to a "__location__" protocol,
>> which allow to return any kind of location, including path, url or
>> coordinate, ip_address, etc ?
> No because all of those things have different semantic meaning. See the
> __index__ PEP for reasons why you would tightly bound protocols instead of
> overloading ones like __int__ for multiple meanings.
> -Brett


> It is not possible to use the nb_int (and __int__ special method)
> for this purpose because that method is used to *coerce* objects
> to integers.

I feel adding protocol only for path is bit over engineering. So I'm -0.5
on adding __fspath__.

I'm +1 on adding general protocol for *coerce to string* like __index__.
+0.5 on inherit from str (and drop byte path support).

INADA Naoki  <songofacandy at gmail.com>
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