Path as a dictionary tree key? (was Re: PEP on path module for standard library)

Brian Beck exogen at
Tue Aug 2 00:06:05 CEST 2005

Ron Adam wrote:
> This give a more general purpose for path objects.  Working out ways to 
> retrieve path objects from a dictionary_tree also would be useful I 
> think.  I think a Tree class would also be a useful addition as well.
> Any thoughts on this?

I don't think this would be as useful as you think, for Path objects at 
least.  Path objects represent *a* path, and building a tree as you have 
proposed involves storing much more information than necessary.  For 
instance, if I have the path /A/B/X, a tree-structured object would 
logically also store the siblings of X and B (subpaths of B and A).

Brian Beck
Adventurer of the First Order

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