[IPython-dev] Updates to CVS: tab completion and Windows coloring
gb at cs.unc.edu
Tue Dec 9 14:04:02 CST 2003
On Sun, 07 Dec 2003 16:53:39 -0700 "Fernando Perez"
<fperez at colorado.edu> wrote:
> Just a quick question before I commit this version: is the filename
> generated by mktemp guaranteed to be in a directory the user has write
> access to? If not, an IOError exception could be triggered when trying
> to actually write to the file, couldn't it? That's about the only
> thing that I can think of to keep the try blocks in there. But I'd
> prefer it if you are right, because it would save a double try in the code.
I checked the code for tempname and it can raise IOError if it cannot
find a temp directory. This would be a pretty terrible circumstance
where lots of Python stuff wouldn't work but may well be worth
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