Re: Open() UNIX socket = socket() + connect() ?

Andreas Schwab (
17 Dec 1997 11:46:15 +0100

H Peter Anvin <> writes:

|> There is a huge advantage to it, though: it would enable a way to let
|> programs written to read (or write) to a file rather talk to a
|> process. The problem with fifos is that there is only one data path,
|> so only one program can play this trick at a time, whereas with
|> sockets there is one data path for each connection open.

How easy would it be to implement bidirectional pipes?

Andreas Schwab                                      "And now for something              completely different"