tempnam is dangerous ?

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Thu Aug 2 14:20:08 EDT 2012

Nah, it's just part of a test.

The issue is that there is a potential race condition where the temp file
might get used between the time the name is created/tested and the time
the file is opened.  It's irrelevant for a test.


On Thu, August 2, 2012 1:58 pm, Robert Fewell wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Just noticed this warning on my last compile....
> src/backend/dbi/test/utest-backend-dbi-basic.c:43: warning: the use of
> `tempnam' is dangerous, better use `mkstemp'
> Should this be changed ?
> Bob
> _______________________________________________
> gnucash-devel mailing list
> gnucash-devel at gnucash.org
> https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-devel

       Derek Atkins                 617-623-3745
       derek at ihtfp.com             www.ihtfp.com
       Computer and Internet Security Consultant

More information about the gnucash-devel mailing list