[Python-ideas] PEP 428 - object-oriented filesystem paths

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Sat Oct 6 20:39:17 CEST 2012

Georg Brandl wrote:
> If you inherit from str, you cannot override any of the operations that
> str already has (i.e. __add__, __getitem__).  

Is this a 3.x thing?  My 2.x version of Path overrides many of the str 
methods and works just fine.

> And obviously you also can't make it mutable, i.e. __setitem__.

Well, since Paths (both Antoine's and mine) are immutable that's not an 


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