[TUHS] sockets (was Re: First appearance of named pipes)

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue Mar 10 03:09:02 AEST 2020

Norman Wilson <norman at oclsc.org> wrote:
> I wish POSIX and Linux and the BSDs would catch up; that
> was only 30 years ago.

After sockets were added to BSD, pipe() was implemented using them. But it
was a slightly different implementation than socketpair().


and the amusing comment at the top of

But the socket-backed pipes weren't bidirectional even though they could
have been - see this fix in FreeBSD

Which did not last long because socket-backed pipe were soon replaced
with a new (bidirectional) implementation

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