pre-PEP: Object-oriented file module

Kenneth McDonald kenneth.m.mcdonald at
Fri Aug 26 01:07:05 CEST 2005

Why would any of the issues below be any more difficult than they are  
the current file functions? I'm not proposing a C replacement for  
functions, merely a Python module that wraps all of those functions (and
adds some additional ones) in an appropriate class.

On Aug 25, 2005, at 5:28 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> I'd be personally curious as to how you would be dealing with
> Unicode file names. How to access file attributes is also
> an interesting question (e.g. how to find out whether it is
> a symlink, whether it is a hidden file, what the POSIX ACL
> is, and what the 8.3 short name is)

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the Python-list mailing list