[Python-Dev] Remove tempfile.mktemp()
g.rodola at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 12:41:28 EDT 2019
On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org> wrote:
> Le 19/03/2019 à 15:52, Guido van Rossum a écrit :
> > If all you need is a random name, why not just use a random number
> > generator?
> > E.g. I see code like this:
> > binascii.hexlify(os.urandom(8)).decode('ascii')
> mktemp() already does this, probably in a better way, including the
> notion of prefix, suffix, and parent directory. Why should I have to
> reimplement it myself?
On top of that mktemp() tries exists() in a loop, diminishing the risk
of names collision.
Giampaolo - http://grodola.blogspot.com
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