[TUHS] the sin of buffering [offshoot of excise process from a pipeline]

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Tue Jul 15 12:31:27 AEST 2014

> Err, why is buffering data in the process a sin? (Or was this just a
humourous aside?)

Process A spawns process B, which reads stdin with buffering. B gets
all it deserves from stdin and exits. What's left in the buffer,
intehded for A, is lost. Sinful.

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