[Python-ideas] PEP 428: poll about the joining syntax
andre.roberge at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 21:32:36 CEST 2012
On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 3:47 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Since there has been some controversy about the joining syntax used in
> PEP 428 (filesystem path objects), I would like to run an informal poll
> about it. Please answer with +1/+0/-0/-1 for each proposal:
> - `p[q]` joins path q to path p
-1 ... semantics too different from usual meaning of [ ]
- `p + q` joins path q to path p
-1 ... too problematic with strings...
- `p / q` joins path q to path p
+0 ... my brain is hard-wired to see / as division or equivalent (e.g.
quotient groups, etc.)
- `p.join(q)` joins path q to path p
+1 .... only remaining choice. Besides, I think an explicit method
makes more sense.
If paths were only directories, I would have really like
p.cd(q) [with support for multiple arguments of course]
as everyone (I think) would naturally recognize this... However, since we
can have file as well, I was trying to think of something to mean
change path p so that it now points to the joining of path p and q ...
and suggest p.goto(q) ;-) ;-)
> (you can include a rationale if you want, but don't forget to vote :-))
> Thank you
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