[Python-Dev] Pathlib enhancments - method name only

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Apr 10 02:51:23 EDT 2016

> On 9 April 2016 at 23:02, R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:
>>That is, a 'filename' is the identifier we've assigned to this thing
>>pointed to by an inode in linux, but an os path is a text representation
>>of the path from the root filename to a specified filename.  That is,
>>the path *is* the name, so to say "path name" sounds redundant and
>>confusing to me.

The term "pathname" is what is conventionally used to refer
to a textual string passed to the OS to identify an object
in the file system.

It's often abbreviated to just "path", but that's ambiguous
for our purposes, because "path" can also refer to one of
our higher-level objects.


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