[Python-Dev] Rationale for NamedTemporaryFile?

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Sun Mar 18 09:48:59 CET 2007

On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Greg Ewing wrote:

> 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?

That annoyed me too, so I submitted a patch[1] that was recently


[1] https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=305470&aid=1537850&group_id=5470

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