Using fixed variables probably doesn't help

John Arbash Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Fri Jun 16 14:53:02 BST 2006


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Robert Collins wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 20:57 -0500, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> 
> 
>> Anyway, I'm guessing that we shouldn't spend any time trying to pass
>> around object references rather than just using 'file' and 'directory'.
>> The only thing we may want to start doing is calling 'intern()' for
>> stuff we read from a file.
> 
> I think we should use static objects rather than strings because its
> more clear - I'm echoing spivs statement here about static analysis too.
> 
> I agree that we dont need to try to optimise the actual comparisons
> though.
> 
> Rob
> 

I'm fine with the clarity aspect. But if you want to do that, we
probably should promote 'osutils._directory_kind' to being public, and
add file_kind and symlink_kind. I don't think we need ones for stuff
like 'socket'.

John
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