On Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at 08:27 Ethan Furman firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 06/08/2017 06:42 AM, Antoine Pietri wrote:
A very common pattern when dealing with temporary files is code like
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.
Good idea. Check bugs.python.org to see if there is already an issue for this, and if not create one! :)
Already exists, been discussed, and rejected: https://bugs.python.org/issue29447 .