PRE-PEP: new Path class

Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Thu Jan 8 02:04:23 CET 2004


On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 12:11:05AM +0100, Christoph Becker-Freyseng wrote:
> [snip]
>
> openwith would be a nice add-on. I see two problems with it:
> 1.) it's long. I mean
>    f(str(path), *args)
>    is shorter than
>    path.openwith(f, *args)
> I got an idea of shortening this and making it look a bit like shell
> (I'm not convinced of it very much, but I didn't want to keep it secret 
> --- maybe others like it ...)
> 
> path > (f, arg1, arg2, ...)
> 
> (this works by overwriting path.__gt__)

  You shoulda kept it secret.  That's horrible.  If you're going to override
a piece of syntax for this, I think nothing makes as much sense as __call__
(but I don't think that makes much sense either).

  Jp




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