[Python-Dev] pathlib - current status of discussions
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Apr 14 12:05:57 EDT 2016
> 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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