[Python-ideas] Make Path objects iterable

Serhiy Storchaka storchaka at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 10:13:00 EST 2017

On 26.02.17 15:39, Vamsi Krishna Avula wrote:
> This is somewhere between a question and a proposal. I'm just trying to understand why Path objects use an explicit iterdir method.
> Why not make them iterable?

Because this is ambiguous. Iterating can mean many different things:

1. Iterate characters of string representation of the path (str(path)).

2. Iterate path components (path.parts).

3. Open a file and iterate its lines (path.open()).

4. Iterate files in the directory (path.iterdir()).

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