[Python-Dev] Re: tempfile.py

Zack Weinberg zack@codesourcery.com
Fri, 16 Aug 2002 12:54:34 -0700

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 08:59:44AM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> The mkstemp() function in the rewritten tempfile has an argument with
> a curious name and default: binary=True.  This caused confusion (even
> the docstring in the original patch was confused :-).  It would be
> much easier to explain if this was changed to text=False.  That is, to
> deviate from the default mode, i.e. use text mode, you'll have to
> write mkstemp(text=True) rather than mkstemp(binary=False).

I see you've already done this, but in any case I do think it's a good