[Python-Dev] Maybe, just maybe, pathlib doesn't belong.

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Apr 11 16:51:28 EDT 2016

On 04/11/2016 01:33 PM, Alexander Walters wrote:

> In reviewing the ongoing arguments about how to make pathlib better,
> there have been circular arguments about if it is even broken, if it
> should support bytes, if there should be a path protocol that all
> functions that touch the filesystem should use, if that protocol should
> support bytes, how that protocol should be open or closed to allow third
> party modules to act as paths, etc., etc.

Do not take lots of discussion as a negative.  It's better to thrash it 
out thoroughly first.

> If there is headway being made, I do not see it.

It's being made, and I dare say we are close to the end.


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