Author serhiy.storchaka
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Date 2021-03-02.12:30:29
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> A process global that alters behavior of all calls into a module that don't explicitly opt-out is a bad API.

I don't think that it is so bad. The behavior depends on environment variables TMPDIR, TEMP, TMP. The tempdir variable is just a cache for them. As sys.path is a cache for PYTHONPATH. We need just document that it should be a string if not None. Nobody expects bytes paths be valid in sys.path.

On other hand, there is gettempdir(), so we have two different ways to get the value of tempfile.tempdir.
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