[Python-ideas] Define __fspath__() for NamedTemporaryFile and TemporaryDirectory
tjol at tjol.eu
Fri Jun 16 13:36:23 EDT 2017
On 08/06/17 15:42, Antoine Pietri wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> A very common pattern when dealing with temporary files is code like this:
> with tempfile.TemporaryDirectory() as tmpdir:
> tmp_path = tmpdir.name
py> import tempfile
py> with tempfile.TemporaryDirectory() as tmpdir:
... print(tmpdir, type(tmpdir))
/tmp/tmp2kiqzmi9 <class 'str'>
> PEP 519 (https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0519/) introduced the
> concept of "path-like objects", objects that define a __fspath__()
> method. Most of the standard library has been adapted so that the
> functions accept path-like objects.
> My proposal is to define __fspath__() for TemporaryDirectory and
> NamedTemporaryFile so that we can pass those directly to the library
> functions instead of having to use the .name attribute explicitely.
> Thoughts? :-)
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