[Python-Dev] Rationale for NamedTemporaryFile?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Mar 18 00:49:55 CET 2007

I've just discovered the hard way that NamedTemporaryFile
automatically deletes the file when you close it. That
doesn't seem very useful to me, since surely the reason
you're using NamedTemporaryFile instead of TemporaryFile
is that you want to do something else with it afterwards?
What's the rationale for this behaviour?


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