[Python-ideas] File system API

Tal Einat tal.no.no.spam at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 14:41:38 CET 2007

On 2/2/07, Eduardo EdCrypt O. Padoan <eopadoan at altavix.com> wrote:

> I think that there aready exists a  proposal for an Abstract FS Layer
> for Python somewere.

I haven't really seen a proposal for such a thing.

itools.vfs is the only actualy file-system API, or file-system abstraction
layer, I know of. It is going more or less in the directions I am currently
thinking of. But the fact is that it has not gained popularity makes me
think that maybe the direction needs to be better thought out. And it's not
really a proposal as much as a partial implementation, created mostly for
the needs of the other itools modules.

Most other proposals had to do with handling file-systems paths, and while
some also mixed in some functionality for reading/writing files, browsing
directory trees, etc., they do not provide a layer of abstraction for
file-systems and file-system-like entities.

This is why I think there is room for such an initiative.

- Tal Einat
reduce(lambda m,x:[m[i]+s[-1] for i,s in enumerate(sorted(m))],
       [[chr(154-ord(c)) for c in '.&-&,l.Z95193+179-']]*18)[3]
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/attachments/20070202/a7c3ef6c/attachment.html>

More information about the Python-ideas mailing list