[Python-Dev] Scandir module seeking new maintainer

Ben Hoyt benhoyt at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 10:14:12 EDT 2016

Victor Stinner has agreed to take over maintenance of the backport module
-- thanks Victor! His plan is straightforward -- to backport enhancements
from CPython 3.6 and release a new PyPI version.

And thanks Ethan for volunteering as well -- I appreciate it.


On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 8:38 AM, Ben Hoyt <benhoyt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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