Python Feature Request: (?) Group all file-directory-related stdlib functions in one place

Nikita the Spider NikitaTheSpider at
Sun Apr 15 21:48:43 CEST 2007

In article <4620b4c9$0$14410$9b622d9e at>,
 "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at> wrote:

> > Currently file-directory-related functionality in the Python standard
> > library is scattered among various modules such as shutil, os,
> > dircache etc. So I request that the functions be gathered and
> > consolidated at one place. Some may need renaming to avoid conflicts
> > or for clarification.
> > 
> Please see PEP 355.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention; I was not aware of this PEP. 
The organization of the stdlib's file- and path-related functions gives 
me headaches so I'd like to see it change. But note that GvR has 
pronounced that PEP 355 is dead:

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