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- Subject: Re: os.tmpname makes empty file
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:57:14 -0300
> > I know most people are aware of this, but I found the documentation
> > misleading. It says it creates a string suitable for a temporary file
> > but doesn't mention the creation of the file too. Perhaps add this to
> > the documentation in the future? Personally I don't like that it
> > creates a file and would much rather it only create a string. This
> > apparently only affects POSIX compliant systems?
> The POSIX specification says nothing about automatically creating the file.
> On the contrary, it says "This function only creates filenames. It
> is the application's responsibility to create and remove the files."
os.tmpname does not use tmpname on POSIX systems. It uses mkstemp.