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Author Aaron Hall
Recipients Aaron Hall
Date 2018-05-14.14:30:35
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pathlib.Path wants the rmtree method from shutil

I think we need this method for a couple of reasons.

1. in shell, rm has the -r flag - In Python, we use shutil.rmtree as a best practice for this.

2. I prefer to teach my students about pathlib.Path as opposed to other ways of dealing with files. It's a great abstraction. But it's somewhat leaky, especially when it comes to recursively deleting a directory with its contents, as I now need to import rmtree from shutil.

Perhaps we need this as a method in the abstract base class that recursively uses the methods provided by the concrete implementations. I can look at the rmtree method for a reference implementation. 

Perhaps we should just give Path.rmdir a default recursive argument? Default would be False, of course, to retain current behavior.
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