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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Oct 12 21:42:24 CEST 2012

On Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:23:46 -0700
Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> Which is why I would like to see Path based on str, despite Guido's 
> misgivings.  (Yes, I know I'm probably tilting at windmills here...)
> If Path is string based we get backwards compatibility with all the os 
> and third-party tools that expect and use strings; this would allow a 
> gentle migration to using them, as opposed to the all-or-nothing if Path 
> is a completely new type.

It is not all-or-nothing since you can just call str() and it will work
fine with both strings and paths.



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