ANN: pathlib 0.8

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Mar 1 23:38:28 CET 2013


pathlib 0.8 has been released at https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pathlib/


Changes
-------

- Add PurePath.name and PurePath.anchor.
- Add Path.owner and Path.group.
- Add Path.replace().
- Add Path.as_uri().
- Issue #10: when creating a file with Path.open(), don't set the executable
  bit.
- Issue #11: fix comparisons with non-Path objects.

What is pathlib?
----------------

pathlib offers a set of classes to handle filesystem paths.  It offers the
following advantages over using string objects:

* No more cumbersome use of os and os.path functions.  Everything can be
  done easily through operators, attribute accesses, and method calls.

* Embodies the semantics of different path types.  For example, comparing
  Windows paths ignores casing.

* Well-defined semantics, eliminating any warts or ambiguities (forward vs.
  backward slashes, etc.).

Requirements
------------

Python 3.2 or later is recommended, but pathlib is also usable with Python 2.7.


Documentation
-------------

The full documentation can be read at `Read the Docs
<http://readthedocs.org/docs/pathlib/en/latest/>`_.


Contributing
------------

The issue tracker and repository are hosted by `BitBucket
<https://bitbucket.org/pitrou/pathlib/>`_.


Regards

Antoine.





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