[issue9939] Add a pipe type (FIFO) to the io module

Antoine Pitrou report at bugs.python.org
Fri Sep 24 17:48:04 CEST 2010

Antoine Pitrou <pitrou at free.fr> added the comment:

> The _multiprocessing module already have similar objects.
> _multiprocessing.Connection is based on file descriptors (and initialized with the result of os.pipe())
> _multiprocessing.PipeConnection uses Windows named pipes.

_multiprocessing.Connection exposes a socket-like API (recv/send) rather
than file-like (read/write/etc.).
Furthermore, _multiprocessing isn't available everywhere; and I wouldn't
really trust it in terms of stability.


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