Many plugins seem to create temporary files. Although it is not much code, it is duplicated, and a typical place for security bugs. Would it be worthwhile to have library functions for creating temporary files and directories? If nothing else, it would serve as documentation of the "official way".
Off to cut and paste --DavidBremner
Hmm, I see only three users of temp files in all ikiwiki: * hnb uses
File::Temp::mkstempto create two temp file handles. * teximg uses
File::Temp::tempdirto create a temporary directory. * attachment retrieves a temp file from
CGI::tmpFileName. These are three quite different uses of temp files, not subject to unification. Using
File::Temp(and avoiding the posibly insecure
tempnamfunctions) is probably as unified as can be managed. --Joey
OK, fair enough. Somehow the code in teximg made me think it was all a bit complicated. But after I played with it a bit more (and used File::Temp) I tend to agree, there is no real problem there to fix.
Feel free to mark done DavidBremner