[Python-Dev] mknod for posixmodule

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 10:21:46 -0400

> > mknod(filename, mode, major, minor)
> > 
> > But the mode parameter, like in the C interface, may be or'ed with
> > S_IFREG, S_IFCHR, S_IFBLK, S_IFIFO. That seems unpythonic. 

Not to me.

> Generally, I think we wrap this sort of function as thinly as
> possible.  That way you can use the man page as help.  And this isn't
> the sort of function that fragile newbies are likely to trip over is
> it?


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