[Python-Dev] Pathlib enhancements - acceptable inputs and outputs for __fspath__ and os.fspath()

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Apr 18 18:12:53 EDT 2016

On 04/18/2016 02:58 PM, Koos Zevenhoven wrote:

> It's a matter of documentation whether it "supports" bytes
> or not. In fact, that function (assuming the name os.fspath) could now
> even be documented to support this:
>      patharg = os.fspath(patharg, output_types = (str, pathlib.PurePath))  # :-)

While the os.fspath() function could be abused in such a way, we 
certainly wouldn't advertise it.  (Leave that to StackOverflow. ;)


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