[Python-Dev] Warn about mktemp once again?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Apr 29 07:49:33 CEST 2008

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> IMO mkstemp() is a major pain because you have to use raw file
> descriptors on the return value. I'd much rather recommend
> [Named]TemporaryFile which return streams.

The problem with NamedTemporaryFile is that it deletes
the file as soon as you close it, which makes the
named-ness of it rather useless, as far as I can see.
If you don't want that to happen, you have to use


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