why uses tempfile.mktemp() "@" ?
__peter__ at web.de
Fri Jun 4 19:28:12 CEST 2004
Jeff Epler wrote:
> I'm not sure why "@" was chosen, but I've never had any problems with
$ python2.2 -c"import tempfile;print tempfile.mktemp()"
$ python2.3 -c"import tempfile;print tempfile.mktemp()"
Whatever the reason was, it was changed in Python 2.3 anyway.
The following excerpt from the documentation may also be of interest for you
and the OP:
[suffix][, prefix][, dir])
Deprecated since release 2.3. Use mkstemp() instead.
Return an absolute pathname of a file that did not exist at the time the
call is made. The prefix, suffix, and dir arguments are the same as for
Warning: Use of this function may introduce a security hole in your program.
By the time you get around to doing anything with the file name it returns,
someone else may have beaten you to the punch.
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