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

Daniel Stutzbach report at bugs.python.org
Fri Sep 24 18:11:49 CEST 2010

Daniel Stutzbach <daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com> added the comment:

> I thought it might be useful for third-party libraries, or even
> non-testing situations 

That might be true, but I prefer that we give code a more vigorous exercise before putting it in the standard library proper.  When we try to use it for something more than nntplib tests we might find that we need to alter its behavior slightly or flesh out the functionality more.

> But, yes, a starting point could be test.support. It would also
> avoid having to write unit tests and docs :)

+1 from me.


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