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Temporary File Creation
June 22
Has anybody written a procedure for creating a temporary file in a race-free manner?

And why has such a procedure not already been added to std.file when std.file.tempDir has?

See: https://dlang.org/library/std/file/temp_dir.html
June 22
On Monday, 22 June 2020 at 21:46:57 UTC, Per Nordlöw wrote:
> Has anybody written a procedure for creating a temporary file in a race-free manner?
>
> And why has such a procedure not already been added to std.file when std.file.tempDir has?
>
> See: https://dlang.org/library/std/file/temp_dir.html

tempDir just returns a path (i.e. "/tmp" or whatever it is on Windows, etc.), it doesn't create anything.

Given the synopsis of std.file, a procedure for *creating* a file doesn't belong there, as it would only be half of an operation.

There is a https://dlang.org/library/std/stdio/file.tmpfile.html
June 22
On Monday, June 22, 2020 3:46:57 PM MDT Per Nordlöw via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
> Has anybody written a procedure for creating a temporary file in a race-free manner?
>
> And why has such a procedure not already been added to std.file when std.file.tempDir has?
>
> See: https://dlang.org/library/std/file/temp_dir.html

I created a PR for one a while back that resulted in a surprisingly large amount of arguing. IIRC, there were some tweaks I still needed to make to get it merged, but I keep forgetting to get back to it.

- Jonathan M Davis




June 28
On Monday, 22 June 2020 at 23:53:41 UTC, Stanislav Blinov wrote:
> tempDir just returns a path (i.e. "/tmp" or whatever it is on Windows, etc.), it doesn't create anything.
>
> Given the synopsis of std.file, a procedure for *creating* a file doesn't belong there, as it would only be half of an operation.
>
> There is a https://dlang.org/library/std/stdio/file.tmpfile.html

Thanks.