Named pipes (blocking problem)
Mon Dec 22 19:14:00 GMT 2008
On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 07:04:59PM -0000, John Emmas wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher Faylor"
> Sent: 22 December 2008 18:41
> Subject: Re: Named pipes (blocking problem)
Why are you duplicating the subject in the body of the message?
>>Cygwin tries to emulate linux/POSIX. CreateNamedPipe is not a
>>linux/POSIX function. Cygwin does not implement Windows functions.
>>So, no, Cygwin does not implement its own versions of CreateNamedPipe
>>As I suggested, if you want to build a pure Windows program, you
>>shouldn't be using Cygwin. Use MinGW instead - http://mingw.org/ .
>Thanks for the clarification. As it happens, the program is jackdmp
>for which (I believe) MinGW binaries are available. However, in this
>case, my client apps would be Cygwin programs.
They can't really be full Cygwin programs if they are using ReadFile and
CreateNamedPipe. If you mix Cygwin I/O with Windows I/O there is always
the potential for problems.
>Can Cygwin's compiler successfully cross-link to MinGW binaries (libs)?
>I've never tried although I've occasionally tried to cross-link a
>Cygwin executable to a lib compiled using Visual C++. The results have
>tended to be very hit-and-miss. The link seemed to work okay but the
>resulting app would often misbehave (e.g. at run time, Windows might
>complain that the procedure entry point for one or more functions
>couldn't be found).
If you are not doing "stdio" type I/O then you may be able to intermix
objects. No guarantees.
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