[Python] RE: How to safely maintain a status file

Chris Gonnerman chris at gonnerman.org
Fri Jul 13 19:27:50 CEST 2012


On 07/13/2012 11:00 AM, Prasad, Ramit wrote:
>> Well "neat tricks" aside, I am of the firm belief that deleting files should
>> never be possible whilst they are open.
> This is one of the few instances I think Windows does something better
> than OS X. Windows will check before you attempt to delete (i.e. move
> to Recycling Bin) while OS X will move a file to Trash quite happily
> only tell me it cannot remove the file when I try to empty the Trash.
While I was trained in the Unix way, and believe it is entirely 
appropriate to delete an open file.  Even if I my program is the opener. 
  It's just too handy to have temp files that disappear on their own.

As opposed to periodically going to %TEMP% and deleting them manually.  Gah.

-- Chris.



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