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Re: needed feature in Cygwin fifos
- From: bob 295 <icanprogram at 295 dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 07:31:03 -0400
- Subject: Re: needed feature in Cygwin fifos
>>>On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 01:34:16PM -0400, bob 295 wrote:
>>>>I recognize that Cygwin fifos are "buggy and not suitable for anything but
>>>>simplest of applications", however in the spirit of seeing if things can
>>>>improved here is some more test code which illustrates one of the "bugs".
>>>Maybe I need to be clearer: I don't need demonstrations of bugs. I know
>>>what doesn't work.
>>>The fifo layer needs a total rewrite right now. Sending this type of email
>>>is a waste of your time.
>>Fair enough. Is that total rewrite underway? If so any idea when we'll
>>a workable version? If not what would it take to expedite things? More
>>developer resources? What type of skillset would you need?
>I'm not currently actively working on it. I've just been contemplating
>various methods for dealing with the issues. The bottom line is that I
>thought that Windows Named pipes would be the perfect way to implement
>Cygwin's fifos and it turns out they are actually not well suited for
>This is a free software project so you can see for yourself what's
>needed. The majority of the code is in fhandler_fifo.cc.
Sounds like a perfect candidate for a Google Summer of Code project proposal.
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