[Python-Dev] pathlib - current status of discussions

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Apr 13 13:49:48 EDT 2016

On 04/13/2016 10:22 AM, Alexander Walters wrote:
> On 4/13/2016 13:10, Brett Cannon wrote:

>> https://gist.github.com/brettcannon/b3719f54715787d54a206bc011869aa1
>> has the four potential approaches implemented (although it doesn't
>> follow the "separate functions" approach some are proposing and
>> instead goes with the allow_bytes approach I originally proposed).
> Number 4 is my personal favorite - it has a simple control flow path and
> is the least needlessly restrictive.

Number 3: it allows bytes, but only when told it's okay to do so. 
Having code get a bytes object when one is not expected is not a 
headache we need to inflict on anyone.


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