[Python-Dev] Warn about mktemp once again?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 14:15:00 CEST 2008

Greg Ewing wrote:
> 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
> mkstemp.

That much has been fixed in 2.6 - you can now just pass "delete=False" 
to the NamedTemporaryFile constructor to stop it doing that.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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