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Re: temporary files not deleted after exit

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: temporary files not deleted after exit
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:16:06 -0400

On 25-Aug-2010, Judd Storrs wrote:

| On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Muhali <address@hidden> wrote:
|     in that case I would not use a temporary name. If none of these files are
|     temporary, what then is a 'temporary' file?
| Files opened with mkstemp() and tmpfile(), but I don't see anyway to use those
| with save().

Should we have fsave and fload functions that accept file IDs instead of

| I could have sworn I once came across a function that would add
| files to the list of files to be deleted on exit, but I can't find
| it now so I must be hallucinating?

Look at mark_for_deletion in  But it is not exported to
the interpreter level.  Should we do that?

Maybe discussion about these questions would be more appropriate for
the maintainers list.


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