NamedTemporaryFile does not match documentation

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 03:42:04 CET 2013


On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM, Jason Friedman <jsf80238 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> NamedTemporaryFile by default opens a file in binary mode ('w+b'). Write
>> bytes or specify text mode.
>>
>>>>> f.write(b"Hello World!\n")
>> 13
>>>>> ft = NamedTemporaryFile('w+', delete=False)
>>>>> ft.write("Hello World!\n")
>> 13
>
> Thank you Chris and Serhiy, that helped.  I'm inclined to open a
> documentation bug because I could not reproduce the code/output
> snippet on page
> http://docs.python.org/release/3.2.2/library/tempfile.html#module-tempfile.

Yep, that looks like a docs bug (it was probably copied straight in
from the 2.x docs). Nice and easy to fix, you could submit a patch
with the bug report and make the devs love you!

ChrisA



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