Jason Orendorff's path module

Alia Khouri alia_khouri at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 12 17:29:56 CEST 2008

andybak wrote:

> Which rather makes me wonder - lot's of people liked this module
> or rather disliked os.path. Is there anything salvageable from
> the BDFL's objections worthy of a PEP?

Funny you should bring this up today.. I was just thinking the same
thing (-: and I looked at the pep (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/
pep-0355/) and the final (pep) version of the path module, which is at

If the primary issue that killed this pep was due to inheritance from
the str type, i.e. the fact that a lot of unnecessary string functions
would be inherited into an already functionally-fat path class, then
perhaps that problem had to be addressed first, as it would probably
crop up in other areas. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I presume ABCs
(abstract base classes) were intended to help in such cases?


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