[Python-ideas] Type hinting for path-related functions
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Tue Apr 19 13:51:13 EDT 2016
On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016, at 12:20, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Also, I don't expect a future where bytes paths don't make sense, unless
> > Linux starts enforcing a normalized UTF-8 encoding in the kernel.
> Well, OSX does that now, but that's a whole other topic. Whether it is
> useful to represent paths as the bytes type in Python code is orthogonal
> to whether you can have paths that aren't valid strings in an encoding,
> considering that surrogateescape lets you represent any sequence of
> bytes as a str.
I'm sorry, I just don't see support for bytes paths going away any time
soon (regardless of the alternative you bring up), so I think it's a waste
of breath to discuss it further.
--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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