[Python-ideas] Object interface to path names

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Sep 15 05:55:03 CEST 2011

On 14/09/11 03:03, David Townshend wrote:

> 3.  Allow caching of file attribute data so that queries do not have to wait
> the disk or network to respond (although at the cost of accuracy).
> ...
> The third can be met be allowing all disk calls to be asynchonous:

You're mixing up two completely different concepts here. Cacheing has
nothing to do with asynchronous calls; it's storing the result so that
you don't have to wait the *next* time you want the information.

Both could be useful, but only for certain applications, and they
should both be off by default in any general-purpose impelentation.


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