[Python-Dev] tempfile.py

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 15:12:21 +0200

guido wrote:
> The mkstemp() function in the rewritten tempfile has an argument with
> a curious name and default: binary=3DTrue.  This caused confusion =
> the docstring in the original patch was confused :-).  It would be
> much easier to explain if this was changed to text=3DFalse.

fwiw, it would probably be even easier to use/explain if it
used a mode string.