Author barneygale
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Date 2020-03-29.22:37:39
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This is one of a series of bug reports / PRs that lay the groundwork for making pathlib extensible. See here for detail:

Currently `` is expected to function like `` and return a file descriptor. I'd suggest this interface is too low-level if our eventual aim is to allow users to implement their own accessor.

It would be better is `` is expected to function like `` and return a file object. That way, accessors don't need to deal with file descriptors at all, which is important if they're working with remote filesystems.

I'm planning to wait for bpo-39895 / gh-18838 to land before starting work on this.
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