[Python-Dev] pathlib - current status of discussions

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Apr 14 12:05:57 EDT 2016

Random832 writes:

 > And what such incompatibilities exist between bytes and str for the
 > purpose of representing file paths?

A plethora of encodings.

 > At the end of the day, there's exactly one answer to "what file on
 > disk this represents (or would represent if it existed)".

Nope.  Suppose those bytes were read from a file or a socket?  It's
dangerous to assume that encoding matches the file system's.

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