[Python-Dev] Rationale for NamedTemporaryFile?

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Mar 18 09:13:15 CET 2007

Greg Ewing schrieb:
> 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?

It now (2.6) has a keyword argument for not closing the file.


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