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[Python-Dev] Remove tempfile.mktemp()


On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org> wrote:
>
>
> Le 19/03/2019 ? 15:52, Guido van Rossum a ?crit :
> >
> > If all you need is a random name, why not just use a random number
> > generator?
> > E.g. I see code like this:
> >
> >     binascii.hexlify(os.urandom(8)).decode('ascii')
>
> mktemp() already does this, probably in a better way, including the
> notion of prefix, suffix, and parent directory.  Why should I have to
> reimplement it myself?

On top of that mktemp() tries exists() in a loop, diminishing the risk
of names collision.

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