A very common pattern when dealing with temporary files is code like this:
with tempfile.TemporaryDirectory() as tmpdir: tmp_path = tmpdir.name
os.chmod(tmp_path) os.foobar(tmp_path) open(tmp_path).read(barquux)
PEP 519 (https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0519/) introduced the concept of "path-like objects", objects that define a __fspath__() method. Most of the standard library has been adapted so that the functions accept path-like objects.
My proposal is to define __fspath__() for TemporaryDirectory and NamedTemporaryFile so that we can pass those directly to the library functions instead of having to use the .name attribute explicitely.