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

Alexander Walters tritium-list at sdamon.com
Mon Apr 11 17:11:22 EDT 2016

This stance was probably already argued in the threads in question. This 
thread is more of a health-check.  As an observer, it did not look like 
any headway was being made, and I suggested the solimaic solution.  It 
has been pointed out to me that headway IS being made and they are close 
to a solution.  I think this thread can safely be sunset.

On 4/11/2016 17:04, Sven R. Kunze wrote:
> On 11.04.2016 22:55, Alexander Walters wrote:
>> Every conceivable way to fix pathlib have already been argued. Are 
>> any of them worth doing?  Can we get consensus enough to implement 
>> one of them?  If not, we should consider either dropping the matter 
>> or dropping the module.
> Right now, I don't see pathlib removed. Why? Because using strings 
> alone has its caveats (we all know that). So, I cannot imagine an 
> alternative concept to pathlib right now. We might call it 
> differently, but the concept stays unchanged.
> MAYBE, if there's an alternative concept, I could be convinced to 
> support dropping the module.
> Best,
> Sven
> PS: The only way out that I can imagine is to fix pathlib. I am not in 
> favor of fixing functions of "os" and "os.path" to except "path" 
> objects; which does the majority here discuss now with the new 
> __fspath__ protocol. But shaping what we have is definitely worth it.
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