[Python-Dev] Defining a path protocol

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Sat Apr 9 11:39:30 EDT 2016

On 04/09/2016 07:32 AM, Nikolaus Rath wrote:
> 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?

There will be at least one.  :)


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