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[Python-Dev] best place for an atomic file API

Charles-Fran?ois Natali wrote:
> Hi,
> Issue #8604 aims at adding an atomic file API to make it easier to
> create/update files atomically, using rename() on POSIX systems and
> MoveFileEx() on Windows (which are now available through
> os.replace()). It would also use fsync() on POSIX to make sure data is
> committed to disk.
> What would be the best place for a such a class?
> _pyio, tempfile, or a new atomicfile

shutil perhaps?

As a user, that's the third place I look for file utilities, after builtin 
functions and os module.