Tempfile should be binary by default, or at least a flag

This and IO.readlines both. :slight_smile:



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Subject: tempfile should be binary by default, or at least a flag

Shouldn't tempfile open it's file in binary mode by default?

One can of course call .binmode immediately after creating
the tempfile, but doesn't binary by default make more sense
in the case of a temporary

If it's too late to change the default behaviour, then perhaps
tempfile.new should accept a flag parameter?