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From cmpil...@collab.net
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2002 19:36:31 GMT
"David Reid" <dreid@jetnet.co.uk> writes:

> Well, repost it then :)

Heh...  here's what I had posted (taken from the 200211.gz archive):
   This has been mentioned before -- at least by myself, perhaps by
   others, too -- but the Subversion folks would *really* like to see APR
   grow a gimme-a-temp-directory function.
   The following is the code portion from Python2.2's tempfile module
   whereby a list of places to try as valid temp directories is assembled:
       attempdirs = ['/tmp', '/var/tmp', '/usr/tmp', pwd]
       if os.name == 'nt':
           attempdirs.insert(0, 'C:\\TEMP')
           attempdirs.insert(0, '\\TEMP')
       elif os.name == 'mac':
           import macfs, MACFS
               refnum, dirid = macfs.FindFolder(MACFS.kOnSystemDisk,
                                                MACFS.kTemporaryFolderType, 1)
               dirname = macfs.FSSpec((refnum, dirid, '')).as_pathname()
               attempdirs.insert(0, dirname)
           except macfs.error:
       elif os.name == 'riscos':
           scrapdir = os.getenv('Wimp$ScrapDir')
           if scrapdir:
               attempdirs.insert(0, scrapdir)
       for envname in 'TMPDIR', 'TEMP', 'TMP':
           if os.environ.has_key(envname):
               attempdirs.insert(0, os.environ[envname])
   Once the list is built, Python simply starts at the head of the list
   (sorry, the "sequence") and checks each path until it finds one in
   which it can successfully create, write to (the string "blat", not
   that it matters), and remove a file.  If no valid directory exists in
   the list, an exception is thrown and the caller is just out-of-luck.
   I seem to recall that at one point or another, someone was looking
   into the Windows side of this functionality (wrowe?).  If no one has
   any objections, I'd like to try to implement the same algorithm that
   Python uses in APR.  I don't know how os2 and netware fit into the
   picture -- I'd need some guidance there.  
   As for location and naming, perhaps apr_filepath_temp() would cause
   the least disturbance (since all 4 OS-directories under file_io/ have
   filepath.c files).
   Volunteers to do this for me? :-)

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