[Python-Dev] Defining a path protocol

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Sat Apr 9 10:32:28 EDT 2016

On Apr 07 2016, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> On Apr 7, 2016, at 6:48 AM, Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus at rath.org> wrote:
>> Does anyone anticipate any classes other than those from pathlib to come
>> with such a method?
> It seems like it would be reasonable for pathlib.Path to call fspath on the
> path passed to pathlib.Path.__init__, which would mean that if other libraries
> implemented __fspath__ then you could pass their path objects to pathlib and
> it would just work (and similarly, if they also called fspath it would enable
> interoperation between all of the various path libraries).

Indeed, but my question is: is this actually going to happen? Are there
going to be other libraries that will implement __fspath__, and will
there be demand for pathlib to support them?


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