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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 12:27:48 EDT 2016

On 13 April 2016 at 17:18, Fred Drake <fred at fdrake.net> wrote:
> Names like os.fspath() and os.fssyspath() seem good to me.

-1 on fssyspath - the "system" representation is bytes on POSIX, but
not on Windows. Let's be explicit and go with fsbytespath().

But agreed that always-constant boolean parameters are a bad idea. The
hard bit is good naming of the separate functions (100% agree that
shutil is a good example of how not to do it :-))


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