[Python-Dev] Improved tmpfile module

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 00:41:06 +0200

zack wrote:

> [Note to Fredrik: at the C level, mkstemp is not deprecated in favor
> of tmpfile, as they do very different things - tmpfile(3) is analogous
> to tmpfile.TemporaryFile(), you don't get the file name back.]

I quoted the SUSv2 spec from memory.   shouldn't have
done that: it says "preferred for portability reasons", not