[Python-Dev] Warn about mktemp once again?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Apr 29 21:09:02 CEST 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 10:49 PM, Greg Ewing
<greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
>  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.

Why? You can flush it and then all the data is on the disk.

The whole point of [Named]TemporaryFile is to automate the cleanup as
well as the creation.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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