mode for file created by open

Cameron Simpson cs at
Sun Jun 10 01:19:27 CEST 2012

On 09Jun2012 19:03, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:
| > So I would guess it wouldn't be difficult to add the creation mode argument.
| On posix system, probably not. On windows, just ignore it, unless 'root' 
| can be mapped to 'admin'.

Oh please NO!

Either implement it correctly, or raise a ValueError if it is supplied
and not whatever means "default open".

A huge -1000 for arguments that have meaning but are ignored.

This is why I'm -1 to start with: a file permission bitmap is a value. It does not map portably to the general open().
Cameron Simpson <cs at> DoD#743

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