Automatic Type Conversion to String

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Wed Feb 15 19:21:53 CET 2012


In article 
<dc097623-f377-4c7d-a065-13b58bf1cabd at n12g2000yqb.googlegroups.com>,
 Bruce Eckel <lists.eckel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, I discovered that the attempt to create a "Path" class goes back
> to 2006, where it created a lot of discussion and was finally shelved:
> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0355/
> 
> A significant part of the problem seems to be that there was no
> inheritance from str at the time, so maybe a lot of the issues they
> ran into could be solved now.

You might want to take a look at pathlib, a current attempt at providing 
object-oriented paths, written by Antoine Pitrou, one of the Python core 
developers:

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pathlib

-- 
 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org




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