[Python-Dev] Scandir module seeking new maintainer

Ben Hoyt benhoyt at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 08:38:21 EDT 2016

FYI to the group: I'll discuss details with Victor privately. -Ben

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 8:12 AM, Ben Hoyt <benhoyt at gmail.com> wrote:

>> FYI I just finished (I hope!) to bug on os.walk(bytes) on Windows with
>> the "emulated" scandir (since os.scandir() only works on Unicode on
>> Python 3.5+):
>> http://bugs.python.org/issue25911
>> Since I helped you to write your PEP 471 (scandir) as the
>> BDFL-delegate, I think that I now understand well scandir(). So I can
>> help you to maintain your backport.
> Indeed -- probably better than me at this point! I haven't quite been able
> to keep up with the latest CPython patches. In any case, I think you'd be
> an ideal person for maintaining the backport. I know there was some
> question in the past about whether you had desire/time for more open source
> contributions; in that light, are you willing and do you have the time?
> Though again, this isn't a big module and really just a few fixes at this
> point.
> -Ben
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