[Python-Dev] pathlib - current status of discussions

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Apr 13 18:58:54 EDT 2016

On 04/13/2016 03:45 PM, Nikolaus Rath wrote:

> When passing an object that is of type str and has a __fspath__
> attribute, all approaches return the value of __fspath__().
> However, when passing something of type bytes, the second approach
> returns the object, while the third returns the value of __fspath__().
> Is this intentional? I think a __fspath__ attribute should always be
> preferred.

Yes, it is intentional.  The second approach assumes __fspath__ can only 
contain str, so there is no point in checking it for bytes.


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