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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 09:36:58 CEST 2012

On 9 October 2012 06:41, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>> But you really want a short method name, otherwise it's better to have
>> a dedicated operator.  joinpath() definitely doesn't cut it, IMO.
> I agree, it's far too longwinded. It would clutter your code
> just as badly as using os.path.join() all over the place does
> now, but without the option of aliasing it to a shorter name.

Good point - the fact that it's not possible to alias a method name
means that it's important to get the name right if we're to use a
method, because we're all stuck with it forever. Because of that, I'm
much more reluctant to "just put up with" Path.pathjoin on the basis
that it's better than any other option.

Are there any libraries that use a method on a path object (or
something similar - URL objects, maybe) and if so, what method name
did they use? I'd like to see what real code using any proposed method
name would look like. As a point of reference, twisted's FilePath
class uses "child".


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