[Python-Dev] Bytes path

Philip Jenvey pjenvey at underboss.org
Wed Apr 20 03:54:59 EDT 2016

Yes, in the 3.2 time frame there was a consensus that only bytes and their subclasses should be accepted. buffer support crept back into the posix module with the major changes in 3.3, likely by mistake. A couple new issues are proposed to remove these inconsistencies/regressions:

http://bugs.python.org/issue26754 <http://bugs.python.org/issue26754>
http://bugs.python.org/issue26800 <http://bugs.python.org/issue26800>

Philip Jenvey

> On Apr 14, 2016, at 3:29 AM, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> IMHO it's more a side effect of the implementation than a deliberate choice. For new code which really want to support bytes paths, I suggest to only accept bytes and bytes subclasses.

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