[Python-ideas] Add create mode to open()

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Aug 17 19:19:04 CEST 2011

On 8/16/2011 11:49 PM, Benjamin Peterson wrote:

> If you truly want to avoid all filesystem race conditions, you're going to be
> dealing with file descriptors and low-level syscalls galore. Moving one aspect
> to a higher level is not too helpful on the whole.

Perhaps we need a HOW-TO on working with files that discusses 
special-case needs and solutions that use os, tempfile, etc alternatives 
to builtin open.

Terry Jan Reedy

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