[Python-ideas] Dunder method to make object str-like

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Thu Apr 7 15:10:24 EDT 2016

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 12:06 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:

> that's the question -- are these subtle and hard to find bugs we want to
>> prevent?
> If we are trying to fix issues, why would we leave the door open to other,
> more subtle, bugs?

we're not trying to fix issues -- we're trying to make Path compatible with
the stdlib and other libs that use strings as path.

Or do you mean that not having Path subclass str is trying to fix issues,
in which case, yes, I suppose, but you need to stop somewhere, or we'll
have a statically typed language...



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