[Python-Dev] pathlib - current status of discussions

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Thu Apr 14 09:45:41 EDT 2016

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016, at 09:40, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> That's not a *new* problem though, it already exists if you pass in a
> mix of bytes and str:
> There's also already a solution (regardless of whether you want bytes
> or str as the result), which is to explicitly coerce all the arguments
> to the same type:

It'd be nice if that went away. Having to do that makes about as much
sense to me as if you had to explicitly coerce an int to a float to add
them together. Sure, explicit is better than implicit, but there are
limits. You're explicitly calling os.path.join; isn't that explicit

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