[Python-Dev] Pathlib enhancements - acceptable inputs and outputs for __fspath__ and os.fspath()

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Apr 12 03:52:19 EDT 2016

INADA Naoki writes:

 > > Why not print(obj)?

print(obj) will give mojibake by default if
sys.getfilenameencoding() != sys.getdefaultencoding().

 > > str() is normal high-level API, and __fspath__ and os.fspath() should be
 > > low level API.
 > > Normal users shouldn't use __fspath__ and os.fspath().  Only library
 > > developers should use it.

This is the price we pay for the stubbornness of the
bytes-are-text-too meme.

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