[TUHS] non-blocking IO

Rob Pike robpike at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 08:01:58 AEST 2020

> I’m not quite sure why the Research lineage did not include non-blocking
> behaviour, especially in view of the man page comments. Maybe it was seen
> as against the Unix philosophy, with select() offering sufficient mechanism
> to avoid blocking (with open() the hard corner case)?

That's it. Select was good enough for our purposes.

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