Cygwin passes through null writes to other software when redirecting standard input/output (i.e. piping)

Daniel Colascione dancol@dancol.org
Sat Apr 28 11:20:00 GMT 2012


On 4/27/12 10:27 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> The above comment shows an "and" relationship here.  Message type pipes
> more closely mimic Linux (UNIX) pipe behavior AND are definitely
> required for ptys.

Yeah, but because message pipes break other programs. Cygwin has only
been using message pipes since 23-Oct-11 (1.134), and it got along
fine before that, ICANON aside. If Cygwin programs don't actually
_need_ message pipes in the general case, Cygwin should use byte pipes
instead.

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